Furniture Falls Off Trailer in I-64 Crash; Westbound Lanes Closed for Hours

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A crash involving a tractor-trailer closed down the westbound lanes of Interstate 64 for hours Sunday.

Virginia State Police responded to a report of a crash near the Croaker Road exit, mile marker 231, in James City County around 2:06 a.m. Sunday.

When the driver of a Chevy Silverado pulling a trailer hit the guard rail and swerved into both lanes of traffic, the trailer came loose and the load of furniture being carried fell “all over the interstate,” Sgt. Michelle Anaya said in an email.

A Ford F-150 traveling along the interstate slowed down to avoid the debris and was side-swiped by a tractor-trailer, she said. The tractor-trailer ran off the road toward the left and into the woods.

No injuries were reported.

The crash closed down both lanes for nearly five hours before one lane was reopened, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

When VDOT reopened the second lane around 3:15 p.m., a 3-mile traffic backup remained.

Traffic had been detoured through exit 231B, with signs in place to lead commuters back onto I-64.