Construction accident causes major delays on I-95

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RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR)–A construction crane fell on top of a power-line and the accident is causing major delays on Interstate 95 north and southbound.

UPDATE: One lane has been reopened in each direction at mile marker 78. Traffic will be stopped for at least 15 minute intervals throughout the night to allow utility crews to repair the damaged power line.

VDOT said to expect major delays on I-95 and I-64.

Motorists are strongly encouraged to use I-295 to bypass downtown Richmond.

Local traffic should use Route 1 or the Downtown Expressway (toll)/I-195, said VDOT.

For real time traffic updates, call 511 or go to www.511virginia.org.