I-81 North reopens after multi-vehicle crash in Augusta County

I-81 tractor trailer crash causes delays.
I-81 tractor trailer crash causes delays.(VDOT)
Published: Jul. 29, 2021 at 10:08 AM EDT
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AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) - I-81 North in Augusta County re-opened after crews responded to a multi-vehicle crash near Verona.

According to VDOT, the crash involved three tractor-trailers and a pick-up truck and happened just after 9 a.m. near mile marker 228.

Virginia State Police reports one person was injured. No word yet from officials of the circumstances leading up to the crash.

Traffic was backed up for at least seven miles at one point.

Staunton Police Department warned drivers in and around the city to be aware of higher traffic than normal because of the crash.

This morning Company 5 was dispatched to assist the Verona Fire Company with a multi-vehicle crash involving 4 tractor...

Posted by Weyers Cave Volunteer Fire Company on Thursday, July 29, 2021

Traffic alert: due to a traffic crash on Interstate 81, the city is experiencing increased vehicle traffic. Please use caution and drive safely. Allow more time to reach your destination.

Posted by Staunton Police Department on Thursday, July 29, 2021

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