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Interstate 81 South partially reopens after tractor-trailer crash in Botetourt County

Crash is at mile marker 168

Screenshot taken at 2:54 p.m. July 30, 2020 at mile marker 168 on Interstate 81 South.
Screenshot taken at 2:54 p.m. July 30, 2020 at mile marker 168 on Interstate 81 South. (VDOT)

BOTETOURT COUNTY, Va. – Drivers heading south on Interstate 81 should expect delays.

One lane is now open after a tractor-trailer crash at mile market 168, near Buchanan, previously had all lanes closed.

The crash happened just after the exit ramp.

As of 3:09 p.m. traffic backups were about a mile, according to VDOT.


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