Tractor-trailer crash causing delays on Interstate 81 in Roanoke County

Crash happened near Dixie Caverns exit

Screenshot taken from the VDOT camera at mile marker 132 on Interstate 81 at 5:54 p.m. on Jan. 20, 2021. (VDOT)

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. – Traffic was backed up on part of Interstate 81 following a tractor-trailer crash on Wednesday evening.

At one point, all southbound lanes were closed at mile marker 132.9, which is just north of the Dixie Caverns exit.

VDOT reports that as of 11:55 p.m., traffic backups are three miles and southbound lanes are open.

Both Roanoke County Fire & Rescue and Virginia State Police are responding to the crash.

Below is an approximate location of the crash:

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