TRAFFIC: Tractor-trailer accident on I-81 in Smyth Co. backs up traffic for miles

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Photo: Atkins Volunteer Fire Department via Facebook

SMYTH COUNTY, Va. (WJHL) – A tractor-trailer accident in Smyth County has backed up traffic for over two miles.

According to a post from the Atkins Volunteer Fire Department, the tractor-trailer accident occurred at mile marker 50 on I-81 South.

The Virginia Department of Transportation reports the right lane and right shoulder are closed as of 10:41 p.m.

VDOT says traffic is backed up for 2.5 miles.

This is a developing story. Stay tuned with News Channel 11 online and on-air for updates.

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