A tractor-trailer caught fire which led to blocking of all lanes. This led to traffic stretching from Greenville to Staunton. The drivers were asked to take a different route. The state troopers were taking the charge to direct the traffic and reduce congestion. The Southbound right lane was closed but the left lane has been reopened.
The backups will continue till both lanes reopen. The demolishers are moving the trucks and are working upon to clear the accident scene and reduce the heavy traffic before Independence Day. The drivers are warned prior to facing the delay in crossing if they are heading south on Interstate 81. This incident occurred when the area was experiencing heavy rainstorm. There are chances that the drivers can witness a heavy jam on Route 11.