SALEM – Both lanes of Route 116 in Roanoke County are closed due to a tractor-trailer crash. Route 116 is completely closed starting about 1.5 miles south of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Drivers should avoid the area and seek alternate routes. Traffic is being detoured around the closure. Southbound traffic can use Route 866 (Mount Pleasant Boulevard) to Route 617 (Pitzer Road) to Route 681 (Coopers Cove Road) onto Route 116. Northbound Route 116 traffic is being diverted onto Route 681 and onto Route 617 to return to northbound Route 116.
No estimated time for reopening Route 116 has been established.
For updates on this incident, visit www.511Virginia.org