Last Updated: Jul 25th, 2014 - 13:39:04


Tanker flips on I-95
By Blake Belden, staff writer
Jul 25, 2014, 13:33

COLONIAL HEIGHTS FIRE AND EMS/CONTRIBUTED PHOTO A tanker truck overturned on Interstate 95 South on Thursday morning.
Several incidents caused massive traffic delays along the Interstate 95 corridor in the Tri-City area Thursday morning. At 6:36 a.m., the Virginia Department of Transportation reported that all lanes were closed on I-95 South in Chesterfield because of a crash involving a tanker truck and another vehicle just south of Ruffin Mill Road.

All lanes were reported to be closed until at least 4:00 p.m. while responders were cleaning up debris and a fuel spill from the tractor trailer, according to VDOT.

About a mile away from this accident, on the northbound side of I-95, a vehicle fire closed off all lanes in Colonial Heights, VDOT said at 9:05 a.m.

It appears that the vehicle overheated while sitting in traffic, according to Sgt. Steve Vick with the Virginia State Police.

All lanes along I-95 North were open by 9:42 a.m.

At approximately 7:33 a.m., another crash occurred on I-295 South on the Varina Enon Bridge that closed both the left and center lanes for over two hours.

A Ford-250 pickup truck carrying a 24-foot trailer hit the wall on I-295 South and jack-knifed, Vick said.

As of noon, Vick was unable to report on any injuries in the accident.

VDOT reported that all lanes of I-295 were open by 9:41 a.m.

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