Interstate 81 accident causes almost 4-mile traffic backup


BOTETOURT COUNTYU (WSLS 10) – An accident had traffic on Interstate 81 backed up almost four miles Friday evening in Botetourt County.

A message posted on VDOT’s website said the left lane and shoulder were closed. Images showed traffic backed up into Rockbridge County.

The following was posted on

I-81S at MM 166.0

On I-81 at mile marker 166 in the County of Botetourt, motorists can expect major delays due to a vehicle accident. The south left lane and right shoulder are closed. Traffic backups are approximately 3.5 miles.

Last updated: Fri 10/09/2015 6:26 PM EDT

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