Vehicle fire on I-81 in Montgomery County cleared

There was emergency roadwork underway after the fire

A vehicle fire on I-81 in the NRV is causing delays, according to VDOT (Credit: VDOT) (WSLS)


According to Virginia 511, there is no longer congestion in the area due to emergency roadwork or vehicle fire.

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Later on, Montgomery County Fire-EMS posted the video to their Facebook page, which you can see below.


Emergency roadwork is underway at mile marker 112 on Interstate 81 in Montgomery County, according to VDOT.

This comes after a vehicle fire at MM 112.3. Traffic was backed up for several miles at the time.

Crews said motorists can continue to expect major delays in the area until Dec. 27 at 6 a.m. due to roadside maintenance.

As of 6:41 p.m. Tuesday, the north right shoulder was closed and traffic was backed up for around three miles.


If you’re heading north on Interstate 81 through Montgomery County, you can expect delays due to a vehicle fire, according to VDOT.

As of 5:50 p.m., all northbound lanes were closed, and traffic was backed up for around seven miles at mile marker 112.3.

Northbound traffic is now being detoured off of I-81 at Exit 109, onto VA-177, then onto US-11 before getting back onto I-81 north, according to VDOT.

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