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Southbound I-81 reopens

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Just before 5:00 p.m. Thursday VDOT reopened the stretch of southbound Interstate 81 between Christiansburg and Dixie Caverns.

Officials say contractors were able to remove enough unstable material from the crack in Christiansburg Mountain to make it safe to reopen the road to drivers.

Crews will continue to work to remove debris in the coming days.