Police Investigate Tractor Trailer Accident at Route 29 and I-64
Traffic was detoured off Route 29 south near the Interstate 64 entrance ramps due to a tractor trailer accident Monday morning.
The accident happened around 9:20 a.m. Police say a tractor trailer carrying scrap metal overturned. They say the driver has minor injuries and nobody else was hurt.
Randy Jamerson of the Albemarle County Police Department said, "He came off the entrance ramp off onto Monacan Trail off from the interstate and his trailer overturned. The driver has been charged with failing to maintain proper control. He was treated at the scene by the county fire and rescue department for minor injuries."
Route 29 southbound lanes were closed for the majority of the afternoon but reopened around 3:00 p.m.
UPDATE: Virginia Department of
Transportation Press Release
CULPEPER – The southbound lanes of Route 29 are open to traffic
at the Interstate 64 interchange (exit 118) in Albemarle County. The southbound
lanes were closed after a tractor-trailer hauling scrap metal overturned at
approximately 9:30 a.m. The exit ramp from I-64 west was also
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VDOT Press Release
The southbound lanes of Route 29 are closed at the Interstate 64 interchange in Albemarle County after a crash involving a tractor-trailer blocked the southbound lanes. The ramp at Exit 118A from I-64 west onto Route 29 is also closed. The southbound lanes are expected to be closed for some time while the crash is investigated and the vehicle is removed. Motorists are advised to avoid that interchange if possible and expect congestion and delays on Route 29 and I-64 in that area.
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