Vehicle fire closes all northbound lanes of I-81 near Lacey Spring

View from VDOT traffic camera at MM 251 as of 4:43 P.M. on Aug. 30, 2018
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ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) — Drivers heading north on Interstate 81 should be prepared for serious delays just north of Harrisonburg.

According to the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), a vehicle fire has shut down all northbound lanes of I-81 at mile marker 254.6, near Lacey Spring.

Many drivers are likely to exit the interstate on to Route 11 as a detour around the scene, which will cause additional congestion on Rt. 11 as well.

There is no immediate estimate on when lanes will reopen.

As of 4:43 p.m., backups stretched at least four miles.

You can find up-to-date travel times and maps for I-81 here.