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I-81 in Roanoke County reopened to traffic after a tractor-trailer fire



Roanoke County, Virginia – The Virginia Department of Transportation reports that a tractor-trailer fire in Roanoke County has been extinguished, which has enabled crews to reopen all of the northbound lanes on Interstate 81.

Motorists were informed about the tractor-trailer fire on I-81 in Roanoke County and were advised to seek an alternate route due to possible delays in traffic.

The incident at mile marker 139.8 of I-81 caused closures on all northbound lanes, according to the VDOT.

However, the scene has been cleared since and the road is now open to traffic.

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