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Penske truck involved in multi-vehicle I-81 crash causing backups at 581 interchange

Crash has closed multiple southbound lanes

Screenshot of the VDOT camera at mile marker 144.6 on Interstate 81 taken at about 7 p.m. on Oc.t 15, 2020.
Screenshot of the VDOT camera at mile marker 144.6 on Interstate 81 taken at about 7 p.m. on Oc.t 15, 2020. (VDOT)

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. – You’ll want to avoid this part of Interstate 81 tonight.

A multi-vehicle crash is causing delays in the southbound lanes of Interstate 81, right near the Interstate 581 interchange.

As of 7:03 p.m. VDOT reports that the left shoulder, left lane and right lane are closed.

Traffic is backed up for about 4 miles.


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