UPDATE: Traffic moving again on 81 NB following fire
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.