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I-81 reopens in Botetourt County after tractor-trailer crash

Accident at mile marker 167

A tractor-trailer crash has closed all I-81N lanes in Botetourt County
A tractor-trailer crash has closed all I-81N lanes in Botetourt County (VDOT)

BOTETOURT COUNTY, Va.UPDATE

Northbound lanes have reopened after a tractor-trailer crash on I-81N in Botetourt County, according to VDOT.


ORIGINAL STORY

A tractor-trailer crash has blocked all I-81 northbound lanes in Botetourt County, according to VDOT.

Authorities say they received a call for the crash at mile marker 167 just after midnight Tuesday morning, and crews have been there for the past several hours working on the cleanup.

According to VDOT, traffic is backed up for about 3.5 miles as of 4:34 a.m.

A detour is in place to direct traffic off I-81 at Exit 162 onto US-11 North and back onto I-81 at Exit 167.


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