Hazmat crews called for fuel spill after tractor-trailer wreck on I-81 North

The wreck has caused a major backup in Montgomery County

By Heather Butterworth - Digital Content Producer

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Va. - 10:30 a.m. UPDATE

The wreck is now cleared. 

UPDATE 

Hazmat crews are working to clean up spilled fuel on I-81 North after a tractor-trailer wreck Tuesday morning. 

State police say a tractor-trailer had a mechanical failure that caused it to run off the highway, taking out about 230 ft. of guardrail. 

It happened shortly before 6 a.m. at mile marker 122 in Montgomery County. 

No one was hurt, and the driver will not be charged. 

As of 10 a.m., there is a 3.5-mile backup. One northbound lane is closed. 

There is no estimate for when the lane will reopen, but a wrecker has taken care of the truck. 

ORIGINAL STORY 

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

Expect delays near mile marker 121. 

Only one lane is closed, but there is a 4-mile backup, as of 8:25 a.m. 

Check back for updates. 

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