Update: 8:27 a.m.: HANOVER COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Virginia State Police responded to a multi-vehicle crash that left two people with non-life threatening injuries.

The interstate was shut down for an extended period on northbound I-295. According to Virginia State Police, a truck hauling a utility trailer lost its load – which left the trailer in the roadway. Police said multiple vehicles ended up hitting the trailer or ran off the roadway to avoid it.

One of the vehicles involved with the aftermath of the trailer was a tractor-trailer hauling a load of I-beams, which also lost its load.

The driver that first struck the trailer and the driver of the tractor-trailer were taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries and were wearing their seatbelts.

Police said a total of eight vehicles hit the debris. The crash is still under investigation.


HANOVER COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — All northbound lanes of Interstate 295 in Hanover were closed Tuesday morning due to a multi-vehicle crash.

The Virginia Department of Transportation said a tractor-trailer crash is near mile marker 33, just south of Creighton Road. VDOT said there is debris in the road from the crash. All northbound lanes were previously closed, but traffic is now able to travel using the left lane.

All traffic was diverted off of I-295 north onto exit 31A, the exit to Highland Springs/Richmond International Airport.

A second tractor-trailer crash was located at the diversion point, on I-295 just south of North Airport Drive in Henrico County. All northbound lanes were closed, but have been reopened.