Traffic Alert: Pothole Causing Delays

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Traffic is backing up on Interstate 81 northbound in Smyth County.

Virginia State Police says a pothole or sinkhole developed in the left hand lane near mile marker 40.

Troopers are working emergency officials described as a "significant" number of crashes.

The Virginia Department of Transportation says online the left shoulder and left travel lane are closed.

An emergency road repair is under way.

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