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UPDATE: Tractor-trailer crash cleared on I-64; backup remains

Traffic is backed up on westbound Interstate 64 near Lee Hall after an overturned tractor-trailer blocked all lanes of the interstate Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. (WYDaily photo/Courtesy VDOT)
Traffic is backed up on westbound Interstate 64 near Lee Hall after an overturned tractor-trailer blocked all lanes of the interstate Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. (WYDaily photo/Courtesy VDOT)

Update 10:30 a.m.:

A detour has been lifted on Interstate 64 west after a tractor-trailer jackknifed Tuesday morning.

All westbound lanes are open.

Three miles of traffic congestion remains, but is “clearing quickly,” VDOT Hampton Roads said on Twitter.

Original story:

A crash has blocked traffic on Interstate 64, causing at least a 4-mile backup.

Virginia State Police were called to a crash involving a tractor-trailer just before 7 a.m. Tuesday at mile marker 245 on westbound I-64, police spokeswoman Sgt. Michelle Anaya said.

There were no injuries in the crash, Anaya  said.

The tractor-trailer jackknifed, blocking all of the westbound lanes, Anaya said.

Motorists are being detoured off the interstate at exit 247, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available. 

Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing
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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