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Disabled tractor-trailer caused miles-long backup on Interstate 81 in Roanoke County

Image captured at 3:58 p.m. on Dec. 3, 2021, shows the backup on Interstate 81 at mile marker 134 in the northbound lanes. (VDOT)

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. – Drivers heading northbound on Interstate 81 this afternoon had quite a headache.

For hours, a disabled tractor-trailer closed both the northbound right lane and shoulder at mile marker 135, which is 2 miles south of the Salem exit onto Wildwood Road.

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Jeff Williamson arrived at WSLS 10 in March 2016.