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UPDATE: Vehicle fire on I-81 in Rockingham Co. causes delays

A vehicle crash is causing traffic backups on I-81 at mile marker 239.1 in Rockingham County.
A vehicle crash is causing traffic backups on I-81 at mile marker 239.1 in Rockingham County.(VDOT)
Published: Jan. 25, 2021 at 4:30 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 25, 2021 at 4:49 PM EST
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UPDATE (5:35 p.m.) — VDOT reports traffic backups are approximately five miles due to a vehicle fire. The northbound right lane and right shoulder are closed.

UPDATE (5:11 p.m.) According to VDOT, the vehicle crash at mile marker 239.1 has been cleared, and traffic resumes.

All northbound lanes on I-81 at mile marker 236 remain closed due to a vehicle fire.

UPDATE (5:08 p.m.) — VDOT reports the northbound left shoulder and left lane have reopened at mile marker 239.1.

VDOT additionally reports on I-81 at mile marker 236, motorists can expect delays due to a vehicle fire. All northbound lanes in this area of I-81 are closed.

ROCKINGHAM, Va. (WHSV) — Motorists can expect delays due to a vehicle crash on I-81 at mile marker 239.1 in Rockingham County.

According to VDOT, the northbound left shoulder and left lane are closed. Traffic backups are approximately four miles.

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