Monday, May 23, 2022

UPDATE: 6-mile backup on I-64 after tractor-trailer crashes, spills 40,000 pounds of soybeans

A live still frame of the back-up at Lee Hall on I-64. (Courtesy VDOT)
A live screenshot of the back-up at Lee Hall on I-64. (Courtesy VDOT)

UPDATE 5:35 p.m.:

A crash on Interstate 64 involving a tractor-trailer loaded with 40,000 pounds of soybeans has been cleared, but a six-mile backup remains, according to a tweet from VDOT Hampton Roads.

Virginia State Police were called to investigate a crash on I-64 near Lee Hall around 1:45 p.m.

According to police, the tractor-trailer fully loaded with soybeans ran off the roadway while trying to avoid a merging dump truck.

Multiple wreckers were on scene clearing the soybeans from the roadway.

Original story:

All eastbound lanes on Interstate 64 are blocked at Lee Hall, according to an email from the Virginia Department of Transportation.

The crash causing the blockage is at mile-marker 247.

Traffic is being detoured at Exit 242/Route 199, according to a tweet from VDOT Hampton Roads.

This story will be updated as soon as more information becomes available.

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Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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