Log truck crash shuts down I-85 in Petersburg

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PETERSBURG, Va. – A crash involving a log truck caused major backups on I-85 north in Petersburg Friday afternoon.

VDOT reported that the wreck closed all the interstate's northbound lanes near the Squirrel Level Road exit as of 2:45 p.m. .

Southbound lanes were closed for a time, but reopened by around 3 p.m.

"Motorists should avoid the area," VDOT officials warned. "Significant delays are expected."

Officials said traffic was backed up six miles as of 3 p.m.

All lanes had reopened by about 4:45 p.m., but drivers were warned to "expect residual delays."

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