Vehicle fire leads to delays on I-81 North near Mount Crawford

View from I-81 traffic camera at MM 240 as of 11:57 a.m. on Oct. 31, 2019
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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.