Ramp re-opened at I-81 and I-581 following tractor-trailer crash


    UPDATE: All lanes are reopened and the scene is clear.


    SALEM, Va. (WSET) -- A crash involving a tractor-trailer has closed exit 143 on I-81 Thursday morning.

    Access to I-81 from I-581 and access to I-581 from I-81 has been impacted due to the crash. Drivers will need to seek alternate routes.

    I-81 southbound to exit 143 with access to I-581 southbound is closed. Travelers on southbound I-81 requiring access to I-581 will need to use Route 11 to Peters Creek Road or use Route 460 at exit 150 to return to I-581 or to access the downtown Roanoke area.

    I-581 northbound to I-81 southbound is closed. Travelers on I-581 from Roanoke heading to Salem using I-81 will need to use Peters Creek Road or other side roads for access back to I-81 at exit 141.

    Drivers traveling on I-81 northbound and from I-581 to access northbound I-81 should expect delays and heavy congestion. In addition, the right lane of I-81 northbound at exit 143 is also closed.

    According t VDOT, drivers should expect delays through at least 8 a.m.

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