Truck is a Total Loss After Fire on I-81

UPDATE 10:30 p.m.

Police say that a FedEx truck driver pulled over on the interstate when he saw smoke.

When he got out of the truck he saw the fire was in the sleeper portion of the truck.

Police say the truck is a total loss.


Montgomery Co., VA - VDOT says a truck fire is blocking one northbound lanes of I-81 in Montgomergy County.

On a VDOT traffic camera available to ABC 13, a Fed Ex truck can be seen with fire damage. A nearby embankment is being hosed down after catching on fire as well.

The fire is near mile marker 128.

Crews just started letting the left lane of traffic through.

Avoid this area if possible as traffic continues backing up.

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