Accident closes both southbound lanes of Route 17

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York-Poquoson Police cruiser (Andrew Harris/WYDaily)
York-Poquoson Police cruiser (Andrew Harris/WYDaily)

UPDATE Thursday at noon: The road is back open, according to the sheriff’s office.

Original story:

Both southbound lanes onĀ George Washington Memorial Highway/Route 17 are closed due to a Virginia State Police accident investigation, according to a York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office Facebook post.

The accident is near the railroad tracks, the post said, which are located in the 7600 block of Route 17, between Fort Eustis Boulevard and Denbigh Boulevard.

According to state police spokeswoman Sgt. Michelle Anaya, the accident was a single-vehicle accident with no injuries.

This story will be updated as new information becomes available.