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Memorial Day travel trouble: Crash creates big backup on I-95

Posted: 5:30 AM, May 24, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-24 11:56:04-04
Memorial Day travel trouble: Crash creates big backup on I-95

HANOVER COUNTY, Va. -- The nine-mile backup reported on Interstate 95 south in Hanover County following an early morning crash has cleared. Normal holiday weekend traffic was reported by 11:30 a.m.

The crash was reported at about 3:45 a.m. just north of Kings Dominion.

"A 2017 Kia Sportage was traveling southbound in the center lane of travel when the driver veered to the right to avoid another vehicle changing lanes," a Virginia State Police spokesperson siad. "The Kia then struck a tractor trailer traveling in the right lane of travel. The tractor trailer then lost control, veered to the right, over corrected to the left, going down a ravine in the median. The tractor trailer was hauling approximately 32,000 pounds of trash, which was lost."

All lanes reopened at about 9:45 a.m.

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