Disabled tractor trailer cleared on I-81 in Wythe County

The tractor trailer is disabled at the 59.5 mile marker, VDOT said

Disabled tractor trailer carrying hazardous materials in Wythe County causing delays on I-81. (Credit: VDOT) (WSLS)

WYTHE COUNTY, Va.UPDATE 6:15 p.m.:

According to VDOT, the scene has been cleared.


ORIGINAL STORY:

A disabled tractor trailer is causing delays on I-81 in Wythe County, VDOT said.

Authorities said the tractor trailer is at mile marker 59.5.

Motorists can continue to expect delays throughout Friday evening while crews work to offload hazardous materials from the disabled truck, according to VDOT.

As of 4:10 p.m., a southbound lane was closed, and traffic was backed up over six miles.


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