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UPDATE: “The Boulevard off ramp (exit 78) on I-95 south is now closed,” according to VDOT.  “Drivers are encouraged to use an alternate route. Delays remain at 1.5 miles on both I-95 south and I-64 east. Expect delays.”

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – An accident has closed Boulevard in both directions between Interstate 95 and the Diamond. The driver of a pick up truck said he lost control when his truck hit a patch of ice while he exited the interstate Thursday morning.

His truck slammed into a utility pole.

The pole crashed down on the truck and live electrical wires fell on the road.

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Boulevard is closed in both directions for clean up.

The driver said he was not hurt.

The crash has resulted in traffic back ups on Boulevard and Interstate 95.

At 8 a.m., traffic was backed up about four miles on Interstate 95 south near the Boulevard exit.

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