Tractor-trailer crash on I-81S in Roanoke County cleared

Happened at the 137.2 mile marker

A tractor-trailer crash on I-81 southbound in Roanoke County is causing traffic backups Friday morning, according to VDOT. (VDOT)

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. - UPDATE

VDOT says this crash has been cleared.


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A tractor-trailer crash on I-81 southbound in Roanoke County is causing traffic backups Friday morning, according to VDOT.

Virginia State Police say they received the initial call shortly before 4 a.m. and currently have troopers at the scene.

We’re told a tractor trailer flipped over the jersey wall and the 137 exit ramp will be closed a majority of the day to install new ones.

The crash, which happened at the 137.2 mile marker, has also closed the south right lane and right shoulder.

As of 10:29 a.m., traffic is backed up for about four miles.

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