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All lanes back open after tanker truck overturns on I-95

UPDATE: All lanes of I-95 south have reopened to traffic. 

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. – Twelve hours after a tractor trailer accident caused big back ups on Interstate 95 near the Woods Edge Road and Ruffin Mill Road area some of the lanes reopened.

Cleanup is complete following the crash  and the scene has now transitioned into a work zone as crews mill and pave the damaged left and center southbound lanes near mile marker 57.

“The pavement in the left and center southbound lanes have sustained significant damage from the fuel spill,” said Rob Bowman, district maintenance engineer, “With more rain headed to the area, the necessary repairs may last through the evening hours.”

The lanes will remain closed until the road can be repaved as weather permits. Drivers can expect delays heading southbound until the work is complete. There is currently a mile backup beginning near the Woods Edge interchange.

Police said that at 6:07 a.m. Thursday a Jeep traveling southbound struck a southbound tanker truck. The tanker ran off the left side of the interstate, struck the jersey wall and overturned onto its side. The impact of the crash caused the tank to rupture and Chesterfield Fire and EMS Hazmat crews responded to help manage the spill. The tanker was loaded with gasoline, which is currently in the process of pumped out of the tank in order to contain the leak.

The driver and two passengers in the Jeep were transported to Chippenham Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries, police said. The driver of the tanker truck was transported to VCU Medical Center for treatment of serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation, no charges made at this time.

Motorists are advised to find alternate routes to avoid delays.

Scott Wise July 24, 20146:38 am

Scott Wise July 24, 20146:40 am

On I-95 at mile marker 57.5 in the County of Chesterfield, motorists can expect major delays due to a tractor trailer accident. The north left shoulder, left lane, and center lane are closed. The south left shoulder, left lane, center lane, right lane, and right shoulder are closed. Traffic backups are approximately 1.5 miles.

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“Two major incidents are affecting traffic this morning on Interstate 95 in both directions. All southbound lanes are closed until further notice due to a multi-vehicle crash involving a vehicle and a tractor trailer,” VDOT said. “Crews are on scene cleaning up debris and a fuel spill from the tractor trailer. There is a six-mile backup in the southbound direction. Northbound lanes are open, but traffic is moving slowly. “

Scott Wise July 24, 201410:13 am

“If you are headed southbound on I-95, take 295 south. I-95 southbound is shut down at Route 10, where traffic is being detoured onto Route 10 and Route 1,” VDOT said. “I-95 northbound lanes are open following an earlier vehicle fire at mile marker 56 (two miles south of the Woods Edge interchange). A 5.5 mile backup remains. Drivers are encouraged to use Interstate 295 as an alternate route until residual delays clear.”

Scott Wise July 24, 201410:13 am

“All southbound lanes are closed until further notice due to a multi-vehicle crash involving a vehicle and a tractor trailer,” VDOT said.

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Alix Bryan July 24, 201411:07 am

All southbound lanes of I-95 and two northbound lanes of I-95 will remain closed for at least another two hours  as cleanup of the spill and crashed vehicles continue.

Scott Wise July 24, 201412:16 pm

The trailer is currently being off-loaded of the fuel at this time, still anticipating 95 South to be closed for possibly another 4 hours. Please advise motorists to use alternate routes, 295 or 301.

Use alternate routes, 295 or 301.

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