Overturned tractor-trailer spills liquid soap, shuts down Chippenham Parkway ramp

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CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A tractor-trailer carrying loads of liquid soap overturned Thursday morning, shutting down the exit ramp from Chippenham Parkway south to Jefferson Davis Highway in Chesterfield County.

The ramp will remain closed through Friday morning rush hour, according to Henrico Police.

A Facebook Live taken by 8News Reporter Basil John at the scene showed contents of the overturned trailer, which police said consisted of bottles of liquid soap, had spilled onto the roadway.

TRAFFIC ALERT: An overturned tractor trailer has closed off the ramp to Jefferson Davis Highway from Chippenham Parkway. Basil John – Channel 8 News is live at the scene.

Posted by ABC 8News – WRIC on Thursday, September 19, 2019

According to Virginia State Police, the truck was traveling southbound on Route 150 and attempted to take the exit to Route 1.  In the process, the truck overturned, losing its load.

The soap spilled permeated the pavement, causing slick driving conditions, according to police. Crews will repave the ramps Friday morning and the roadway should reopen in the afternoon.

According to police, the driver did not sustain injuries and is charged with reckless driving.

Speed is considered factor in the crash.

The roadway remains closed for cleanup.

Stay with 8News for updates.

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