Crashes cause backups on Interstate 81 near Salem

Several vehicle crashes have contributed to backups Sunday afternoon on Interstate 81 NB near Salem.  The first crash happened near mile marker 138, near Route 311. Police say the incident involved a pickup truck pulling a trailer.  Both lanes of the interstate were blocked NB as crews worked to remove wreckage from the Interstate median.   

.A second crash happened north of Dixie Caverns at NB mile marker 134.8. Virginia State Police say the incident involved a tractor trailer and three cars. No one was injured, but the crash blocked traffic as crews worked to pull the tractor trailer out of a median.

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