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Tractor-trailer fire closes Interstate 81 North in Montgomery County

Tractor-trailer on its side in northbound lanes

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Va. – The northbound lanes of Interstate 81 are closed just south of Christiansburg due to a tractor-trailer fire.

The driver of the truck was transported for injuries received in the crash, according to State Police.

One lane of Interstate 81 is expected to be opened by 9:50 p.m.

The fire happened at mile marker 114 in Montgomery County in the northbound lanes.

Drivers in both directions should expect delays.


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Jeff Williamson arrived at WSLS 10 in March 2016.