Two tractor-trailer crashes back up traffic for almost 9 miles on I-81 in Botetourt County

Courtesy of VDOT
Courtesy of VDOT


Traffic is now backed up for almost 9 miles due to two tractor-trailer accidents on I-81 in Botetourt County. 

One crash is at mile marker 162 and the other is at 167, according to VDOT. 

At mile marker 167, the northbound right shoulder and entrance ramp are closed, with the northbound right shoulder closed at mile marker 162. 


A tractor-trailer crash is causing delays on Interstate 81 in Botetourt County.

It happened in the northbound lanes near mile marker 167.5, near Buchanan.

All northbound lanes are currently closed.

Traffic is backed up 2.5 miles as of 8:30 a.m.

Traffic is being routed off the interstate at mile marker 162.

Drivers will take route 11 for six miles before getting back on the highway at mile marker 168.

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