All lanes of Interstate 81 have reopened at mile marker 228.2 after a tractor trailer crash temporarily closed lanes in both directions.
Backups that earlier reached five miles have begun clearing, and were estimated at three miles as of 12:29 p.m., according to VDOT.
Drivers heading south on Interstate 81 through Augusta County should be prepared for delays near Verona.
A tractor trailer accident near mile marker 228.2 has closed the left shoulder, left lane, and right shoulder of the southbound side of I-81.
The north left shoulder and left lane were temporarily closed as well, leading to delays in both directions.
According to VDOT, delays stretch about five miles from the scene. The closest exit before these backups is several miles before in Weyers Cave, at exit 235, where drivers can take Route 11. score:whsv.com