Update: Both crashes were cleared from VDOT’s system, and closures are no longer listed. A disabled tractor-trailer at Mile Marker 51.5 has caused the closure of the southbound left lane and one mile of traffic, VDOT reported at 1:41 p.m.
SMYTH COUNTY, Va. (WJHL) – Two crashes along Interstate 81 caused multiple closures, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) said.
According to VDOT 511, the state’s traffic alert system, a multi-vehicle crash at Mile Marker 48.4 on Interstate 81 South near Marion caused closures of the left shoulder and left lane. As of 12:42 p.m. on Friday, the closures remained in place.
Another crash at Mile Marker 26 on I-81 N caused the closure of the northbound left shoulder and two miles of traffic, according to VDOT.
This is a developing story. Details will be updated as they become available.