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Tractor-trailer crash temporarily shut down multiple lanes of I-81 in Roanoke County

Crash happened at mile marker 146

Snapshot from a VDOT traffic camera captured at 5:50 p.m. on Oct. 7, 2019
Snapshot from a VDOT traffic camera captured at 5:50 p.m. on Oct. 7, 2019

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. – The crash has been cleared and all lanes are open.


ORIGINAL STORY

Those about to head south on Interstate 81 may want to find a new route.

At mile marker 146, which is just south of the Hollins exit, a tractor-trailer crash has shut down the southbound left lane and right lane, as well as the left shoulder.

VDOT is reporting that traffic backups are about 2 miles.


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