March 9, 2014
A crash in the northbound lanes of Interstate 81 in southwest Virginia Monday morning was backing up traffic into Tennessee.
Authorities say a driver lost control of a tractor trailer rig early in the morning and the truck crashed, catching fire. The load of plastic clothing hangers is burning and authorities say it might take hours to reopen I-81 northbound.
The crash happened at about 4 a.m. near mile marker 11, which is near Abingdon.
Northbound traffic was being diverted onto Lee Highway or U.S. 11.