Tractor-trailer carrying coffee creamer catches fire, causing delays on I-81 near Botetourt/Roanoke County line

Fire began shortly after 4:30 p.m.

Camera showing the backup on Interstate 81 at mile marker 147.3 in the southbound direction at 5:07 p.m. on June 10, 2021.
Camera showing the backup on Interstate 81 at mile marker 147.3 in the southbound direction at 5:07 p.m. on June 10, 2021. (VDOT)

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. – Drivers heading south on Interstate 81 should try to avoid this section of the interstate.

At mile marker 147.3, about three miles south of the Daleville exit, a tractor-trailer carrying coffee creamer caught fire, according to Virginia State Police.

While no one was hurt, all southbound travel was temporarily shut down.

As of 5:59 p.m., while both lanes are open, VDOT is reporting delays of 4 miles.


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