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Cleanup finished after semi overturns, catches fire on I-95

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HENRICO COUNTY, Va. --  I-95 north has reopened between Chamberlayne Ave./Rt. 301 (mile marker 82) and Parham Rd. (mile marker 83) after a tractor-trailer caught fire and overturned early Monday.

The right lane of the interstate remained closed until just before 4 p.m.

Traffic in the area was backed for miles Monday morning.

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The truck, which carried food according to Henrico firefighters, caught fire after it overturned off the right side of the interstate.

The driver was taken to VCU Medical Center for treatment.

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The cause of the accident remained under investigation.

VDOT says cleanup is expected to last through mid-afternoon.

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4 comments

  • david

    whats this number 10 in about 2 weeks?.think its time to actually test these idiots before handing them the keys.

    • Marci LaBrie

      Ron, as usual you speak of something you know little about. DOT is heavily enforced in the Richmond metro area and vicinity. There are usually state police parked in that particular corridor as it is a safety compliant zone. Why does everyone assume the truck driver did something wrong? Why not take a moment and google the NTSB truck accident figures? You’ll note the vast majority of them are directly caused by people like yourself driving personal vehicles that do something stupid like cut a large truck off while yapping on your cell phone during your commute to work. Somebody else commented that there have been “like ten” truck accidents recently in the area…uh huh…and how many car accidents? I believe I passed two this afternoon between the 95/295 split and exit 79…Personally I wish every truck would just park for a week so drivers could sit back and listen to you whine about the lack of gas, groceries and most anything else you need on a daily basis. It’s a tough job…made tougher by ignorant people spewing assumptions about a subject they know little about. Stick to your trailer safety chains Ron….

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