MONTGOMERY CO., Va. — Several accidents throughout the day have been causing headaches for drivers along Interstate 81.
Traffic is backed up for several miles Saturday night because of a tractor trailer accident at mile marker 126 on I-81 North in Montgomery County. The north left lane is closed.
Earlier, a three-car accident at mile marker 121 led to backups as well. That traffic sparked another multi-vehicle accident a few miles south, which led to a fatality.
Earlier in the day, an accident on I-81 South near Salem backed up traffic for seven miles just before 11 a.m.
Five cars and a tanker truck were involved.
State Police say the cars were stopped for a previous accident when the truck came up from behind, smashing the cars in front. There were no major injuries.