UPDATE: Traffic moving again on 81 NB following fire

Published: Sep. 5, 2016 at 5:53 PM EDT
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UPDATE (7:55 p.m.):

Traffic is moving again. The incident has been cleared from the roadway.


UPDATE (6:20 p.m.):

According to VDOT, traffic backups now extend approximately 10 miles from the scene of this vehicle fire.


A vehicle fire on I-81 N has shut down a lane and led to major delays in Shenandoah County.

Near mile marker 291, crews are working to suppress a vehicle fire, which can be seen from a VDOT traffic camera at a nearby overpass. Due to the scene, the north right lane and right shoulder are closed.

Traffic is backed up approximately 5 miles as of 6:01 p.m.

This is a developing story, and WHSV will update it as we learn more.