UPDATE: Right lane still closed after tractor trailer flips on its side in I-295 N crash


HANOVER COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A tractor trailer flipped on its side following a crash on Interstate-295 in Hanover County, spilling the trailer’s contents and shutting down all northbound lanes on Wednesday afternoon. After nearly two hours, one lane is still closed.

The crash occurred at mile marker 36 on I-295 North, near Mechanicsville Turnpike, and closed the left, center and right lanes of the interstate, according to VDOT. The right northbound lane is still closed.

Drivers can expect delays as VDOT cameras in the area show the tractor trailer on its right side with the items it was hauling spilled out on the interstate.

“Lanes may be closed for a significant amount of time while crash is investigated and debris removed,” Virginia State Police Sgt. Dylan Davenport said in an email.

Authorities are investigating whether defective tires were a factor in the crash, Davenport added.

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