UPDATE: The scene has been cleared and Beach Road is now open to traffic.
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC)—Route 655/Beach Road will be shut down between Woodland Pond Parkway and Nestor Road for up to six hours on Wednesday due to an overturned log truck.
The truck overturned around 3 a.m. on Feb. 5, and Beach Road will remain closed until at least noon. The Virginia Department of Transportation says drivers should follow the posted detour:
Eastbound: Take Route 654/Bundle Road south to Route 626/Woodpecker Road east. Then turn left onto Route 636/Nash Road north to Woodland Pond Parkway. Turn right back onto Route 655/Beach Road.
Westbound: Take Woodland Pond Parkway south to Route 636/Nash Road south. Then turn right onto Route 626/Woodpecker Road west to Route 654/Bundle Road north. Turn left back onto Route 655/Beach Road.
A VDOT worker told Reporter Nadeen Yanes that, according to the driver, the logs shifted, causing the truck to go into a ditch and turn over. No injuries have been reported.
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On Wednesday morning, an overturned truck carrying vegetable oil completely closed all lanes of I-295 North in Henrico County, near the Route 285/Pocahontas Parkway exit.
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