Crash near Weyers Cave cleared, crashes near Mt. Crawford cause more I-81 South delays
UPDATE (4:45 p.m.):
The scene of a tractor trailer crash near Weyers Cave has been cleared, and delays have passed, but two separate crashes just a few miles north are causing additional delays.
By 4:40 p.m., VDOT crews had cleared the scene of a crash near MM 236 that led to five miles of backups by 4 p.m.
But now, a few miles north, a separate tractor trailer crash has closed the southbound right lane and right shoulder at mile marker 240, in the Mount Crawford area. Backups from that scene stretch back around three miles.
Just around two miles north of that, another tractor trailer crash has also closed the southbound right lane and right shoulder at MM 242.
Each of the crashes occurred as thunderstorms have been moving through the area, but there's no indication as to the cause of any of the crashes at this time.
Drivers heading south on Interstate 81 should be prepared for delays in the Weyers Cave area Friday afternoon.
According to the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), a tractor trailer crash has closed the southbound left shoulder and left lane.
As of 4 p.m., backups from the scene stretched back at least five miles, reaching into the Mount Crawford area.
Around the same spot as the crash, on the northbound side, the northbound right shoulder is closed as well, due to a separate crash.
It's about six tenths of a mile north of Exit 235.