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I-81 southbound crash near Buchanan cleared

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BOTETOURT COUNTY, VA -

4:00 p.m.

VDOT says the crash has been cleared.

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11:15 a.m.

VDOT says an accident involving a tractor trailer has both southbound lanes of Interstate 81 blocked, about a mile north of Buchanan in Botetourt County.  VDOT says the tractor trailer has flipped.

Traffic is backed up about 3.5 miles as of 11:11 a.m.

Southbound traffic is being detoured off of I-81 south at the Arcadia exit (Exit 175) and back onto I-81 south at Exit 162, south of Buchanan.

VDOT did not have an estimated time for when I-81 will re-open.