I-81 north in Botetourt County reopens after multi-vehicle crash

I-81 north crash at mile marker 163 (VDOT 511)


The crash at mile marker 163 on I-81 has since been cleared, according to VDOT.

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Drivers should still anticipate back ups as far as two and a half miles long.


A multi-vehicle crash in Botetourt County is causing delays for drivers on I-81.

The crash happened at mile marker 163. All northbound lanes are closed, which has caused a 10.5 mile backup.

Traffic is also backed up on I-81 south approximately 3.5 miles.

Traffic is being diverted off at exit 162.

No word on injuries from the crash or when the interstate will reopen.

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