I-581 South cleared after tractor-trailer fire

Accident happened around 4:30 a.m.


I-581 South is now open after a tractor-trailer fire shut down the highway on Monday morning.


A car fire has shut down all southbound I-581 lanes.

Authorities said three southbound lanes are shut down at Hershberger Road. The call came in as a tractor-trailer on fire at 4:28 a.m.

The driver made it out safely, according to crews on scene.

Crews said the accident will take several hours to clean up and the regional hazmat team is on scene along with Roanoke Fire-EMS.

10 News has a crew on the scene. We’re working to get more information.

581 South bound between Hershberger Road and Valley View are closed due to an accident, expected to take several hours...

Posted by Roanoke FireEMS Department on Monday, November 22, 2021

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