Interstate 81 South fully reopened after tractor-trailer crash in Roanoke County

At one point, traffic was backed up to 10 miles

Crash on Interstate 81 on May 13, 2021 at mile marker 138 in the southbound lanes.
Crash on Interstate 81 on May 13, 2021 at mile marker 138 in the southbound lanes. (Virginia Department of Transportation)

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. – Traffic is once again moving on Interstate 81 after a tractor-trailer crash on Thursday afternoon.

All lanes are once again open in the southbound direction.

The crash happened at mile marker 138, about a mile north of the Salem exit for Route 619 and Route 112.

As of 4:52 p.m., traffic is backed up about 2 miles, according to VDOT.

Below is an approximate location of where the crash happened.


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