Part of Route 29 in Albemarle County is back open after a tractor-trailer crash Wednesday morning.
The crash happened about 1:30 a.m. near Heards Mountain Road. The tractor-trailer driver lost control, flipped and took down a power pole and several power lines.
Emergency crews took the driver to the University of Virginia Medical Center and he is expected to survive.
All southbound lanes were closed and drivers were being diverted onto one of the northbound lanes into the afternoon on Wednesday.
Virginia Department of Transportation Press Release:
CULPEPER — Motorists using Route 29 (Monacan Trail) south of Charlottesville should be advised that traffic is reduced to one lane in each direction.
Just before 2 a.m. a tractor-trailer headed southbound struck a power pole in the area of Route 633 (Heards Mountain Road) in Covesville and overturned, bringing down power lines across the roadway. The trailer split open, spilling its cargo of large rolls of paper.
The Virginia Department of Transportation and first responders have worked to reduce northbound traffic to one lane and divert southbound traffic onto the northbound side of the roadway. One lane of traffic is now moving in each direction.
Motorists should expect minor delays in the area for the next several hours.
Real-time road conditions and weather forecasts are available on VDOT’s traffic and travel website,www.511Virginia.org. The site also has live traffic camera images for many major highways, including Interstate 64, I-66 and Routes 29 and 250 in Central Virginia. Motorists can call 511 from any telephone in Virginia for road and traffic conditions on all major highways in the state. Call 1-800-367-7623 24 hours a day to report highway-related problems or request information about Virginia’s highways.