Interstate 81 partially reopened after tractor-trailer fire

Closure was at mile marker 129

Credit: Gene Bourne

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Va. – All southbound lanes of Interstate 81 were temporarily closed due to a tractor-trailer fire Wednesday evening.

The fire was at mile marker 129, about a mile north of the Ironto exit.

As of 7:56 p.m., the right lane and shoulder remain closed and traffic backups are about 7 miles, according to VDOT.