ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) — Drivers headed north on Interstate 81 should be prepared for delays near the Bridgewater exit on Thursday afternoon.
According to the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), a vehicle fire has closed the northbound right lane and right shoulder of I-81 at mile marker 241.
That's about a mile north of the exit for Mount Crawford and Bridgewater.
As of 12:30 p.m., VDOT reported backups of nearly 6 miles from the scene of the fire.
Additional congestion can be expected on Route 11 from Weyers Cave to Harrisonburg as drivers detour around the scene.