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Oil tanker catches fire on I-81

The tanker was carrying 880 gallons of gas at the time.

December 05, 2010|Web Staff

All lanes are back open after a gas tanker caught on fire on I-81 in Roanoke County this morning.

The truck was heading south around 4 a.m. when the driver saw sparks in his rear-view mirror and pulled off the road.

It was carrying 880 gallons of gas at the time.

Roanoke County fire crews were able to put out the flames before they engulfed the truck.

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