Vehicle fire causing delays on Interstate 81 near Roanoke

Fire is at mile marker 139, two miles south of downtown Salem exit

Vehicle fire closes lane of Interstate 81 South at mile marker 139 on July 27, 2021. (VDOT)

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. – Drivers should avoid going south on Interstate 81 near Roanoke as a vehicle fire has shut down one lane.

The fire is at mile maker 139 and has closed the southbound right lane and right shoulder.

Traffic is currently delayed about 2 miles, according to VDOT.