UPDATE: Crash cleared on I-81 after two Montgomery County tractor-trailer crashes


(Photo: Courtesy VDOT)

UPDATE 5:10 p.m.: Crash on I-81 South is cleared in Montgomery County according to VDOT.

UPDATE 4:54 p.m.: The crash that closed down I-81 South in Montgomery County has a 2 mile delay for drivers according to VDOT.

UPDATE 4:08 p.m.: VDOT reported delays are 6 miles long after two separate tractor-trailer crashes on I-81 South in Montgomery County. No lanes are closed.

UPDATE 3:50 p.m.: VDOT reported no lanes are closed, but drivers are still dealing with an 8 mile delay on I081 South in Montgomery County.


MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — In Montgomery County, two separate tractor-trailer crashes along I-81 South have led to lane closures and several miles of backups Thursday afternoon.

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) says the first crash is shutting down the southbound left shoulder, left lane, and right lane at mile marker 129, causing six miles of backups on I-81.

There is also a crash at mile marker 130 of I-81 that has closed down the southbound left shoulder and left lane.

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