One hurt in I-81 wreck involving two tractor-trailers and a minivan

By Heather Butterworth - Digital Content Producer



State police say one person was hurt in a three-vehicle wreck on I-81 North on Monday morning. 

It happened around 6:45 a.m. at mile marker 174 in Rockbridge County. A tractor-trailer jackknifed, and as traffic slowed, another tractor-trailer rear-ended a minivan.

The person in the minivan was taken to Stonewall Jackson Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. 

All lanes are now open. 


A tractor-trailer wreck is causing a major backup on I-81 North in Rockbridge County. 

All northbound lanes are blocked at mile marker 174, which is close to the Natural Bridge exit. 

As of 8 a.m., there is a 3-mile backup. 

Northbound traffic is being detoured off of I-81 North at Exit 168 onto Route 11, then back on at Exit 175. 


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