Tractor Trailer Accident Shuts Down Northbound Lanes of I-81

A serious accident involving a tractor trailer shut down both northbound lanes of I-81 early this morning near New Market in Shenandoah County. The incident occurred at approximately 2:30 a.m.

Traffic was diverted onto exit 264 (New Market) to Route 211 eastbound (West Old Cross Road) to Route 11 northbound (Old Valley Pike) to Route 730 westbound (Caverns Road) and back onto I-81 northbound at exit 269 (Shenandoah Caverns).

The northbound right lane of Interstate 81 was opened at mile marker 266 in Shenandoah County at 4:15 a.m. The northbound left lane and left shoulder remain closed as of 6:15 a.m.

Officials are advising motoriststo drive with caution and expect delays in this area.