RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Several lanes were closed on the Powhite Parkway in Richmond after a tractor-trailer crash spilled logs across the highway just before the bridge.

A truck that was carrying logs flipped on its side across the travel lanes, causing a large number of the felled trees to spill out of the truck and onto the road. A spokesperson for the Richmond Police Department said around 50 gallons of diesel fuel and hydraulic fuel also spilled onto the road.

The crash occurred around 11 a.m. and caused the traffic on Powhite coming from the city of Richmond to become backed up by several miles. All southbound lanes were closed alon with two northbound lanes. Drivers were urged to avoid traveling via the Parkway until further notice.

At around 2:45 p.m., Richmond’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (RMTA) reported that all southbound lanes had been reopened.

Richmond Police and the fire department were at the scene and working to clear the area, and Capitol Towing was handling hazmat cleanup.

  • Logging truck crash on Powhite Parkway
  • Logging truck crash on Powhite Parkway
  • Logging truck crash on Powhite Parkway
  • Logging truck crash on Powhite Parkway
  • Logging truck crash on Powhite Parkway

According to police, the driver of the tractor-trailer was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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