Tractor-trailer accident causes 8.5-mile backup on I-81 in Roanoke County

Crash happened at northbound mile marker 139

By Samantha Smith - Digital Content Producer

Courtesy of Virginia Department of Transportation

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. - A tractor-trailer accident has caused an 8.5-mile backup on I-81 in Roanoke County, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation. 

The accident happened in the northbound lanes at mile marker 139. The crash has closed the northbound left shoulder and right lane as of 4:23 p.m. 

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