UPDATE: I-95 re-opened after Saturday morning fuel spill


RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — UPDATE: I-95 is now completely re-opened after a tractor trailer overturned Saturday at mile marker 77 near Lombardy Street, shutting down the interstate for most of the day as crew cleared spilled fuel from the roadway.

In a statement, Virginia State Police Sergeant Dylan Davenport said the accident occurred when the driver of a Taurus cut the tractor trailer off by changing lanes unsafely. The driver, Anthony R. A. Robinson, 44, of Charlotte, NC and his passenger were unharmed. Robinson was issued a summons for unsafe lane changing.

The tractor trailer was forced to run off the road to the left, and subsequently overturned, spilling fuel onto the roadway. The driver was transported to a local hospital with injuries.

According to VDOT, all lanes are now clear to traffic.

Crews are repaving all three lanes of a stretch of Interstate 95 in Richmond. Traffic is being diverted around the work at Arthur Ashe Boulevard, and backups are currently 3 miles. Photo: VDOT Traffic Cam

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