UPDATE: Interstate 81 southbound open again near Staunton

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AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) -- UPDATE (1:55 p.m.)
Interstate 81 is open again near mile marker 224 following a fire Sunday afternoon.

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ORIGINAL STORY
Interstate 81 southbound is closed for a vehicle fire.

A trailer is burning near mile marker 224 on 81. This is just prior to the exit for Rt. 250 on the southbound side. Traffic is backing up at least one mile.

It is unclear how long the interstate will be closed at this point. Firefighters are on scene.

As soon as it is open again, we'll be sure to let you know here.