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I-81 tractor-trailer crash in Botetourt County caused delays

Crash caused a 4.5-mile backup

Screenshot from a VDOT traffic camera at 12:40 p.m. on April 20, 2020, of the tractor-trailer crash on Interstate 81 at mile marker 162.
Screenshot from a VDOT traffic camera at 12:40 p.m. on April 20, 2020, of the tractor-trailer crash on Interstate 81 at mile marker 162. (Virginia Department of Transportation)

BOTETOURT COUNTY, Va. – This crash has been cleared.


Those heading north on Interstate 81 may want to avoid a section in Botetourt County.

At mile marker 162, near the Buchanan exit, a tractor-trailer crash is causing a 4.5-mile backup.

As of 12:27 p.m., both the left lane and left shoulder are closed.


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