RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The backup has cleared on I-95 after a tractor-trailer crash in downtown Richmond closed the interstate for hours on Friday.
The crash occurred shortly after 10 a.m. near Broad Street (mile marker 74) and shut down all southbound and northbound lanes.
All lanes eventually reopened shortly after 2:30 p.m., though the backup didn’t clear until roughly an hour later at approximately 3:30 p.m., according to VDOT.
According to Virginia State Police, a tractor-trailer that was heading southbound overturned after the driver veered to the left and struck the jersey wall. The truck was hauling scrap metal, which police say spilled into both the northbound and southbound lanes.
Officials estimate between 6-9 vehicles sustained damage from debris that was lost from the tractor-trailer. All of those vehicles were located in the northbound lanes.