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State Police Investigate Tractor-Trailer Crash

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UPDATE: All lanes of I-95 North have been reopened, but drivers may experience residual delays.

On Wednesday morning much of I-95 South was also shut down, at mile marker 74/I-195, due to another crash involving a tractor-trailer. The left shoulder, left lane and center lane were closed, but have since reopened. Traffic backups were approximately 2.0 miles.

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC)—All lanes of I-95 North in Chesterfield County are currently closed at mile marker 57, just south of the Woods Edge Road exit, due to a crash involving an overturned tractor-trailer.

Around 2:40 a.m. on Jan. 29, Virginia State Police responded to the scene, where the driver of a 1998 International tractor-trailer lost control and ran off the left side of the road, hitting the jersey wall. The impact of the crash caused the vehicle to turn over on its side.

The driver is a 47-year-old male from West Haven, Conn. He was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured in the accident.

Traffic is getting by on the right shoulder, but drivers should expect significant delays as rush hour begins and take an alternate route.

According to the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Commonwealth's interstate and primary roads are in minor to moderate condition, with snow and ice covering parts of the roadway in the wake of Tuesday night's storm. Road crews are focusing on clearing the major roadways first; then they'll tackle neighborhood and subdivision streets, which have more snow cover.

At this time, VDOT is urging drivers to avoid road travel unless absolutely necessary.

VSP continues to investigate the crash.


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