UPDATE: Both Lanes of I-64 Re-Open After Major Backup

May 2, 2012

2pm Update

VDOT has cleared the incident on Interstate-64 eastbound in the area of the Ivy Exit (114) in Albemarle County.

The right shoulder remains closed, but both lanes are now open. Traffic is flowing and the backup has been reduced to less than a mile.

The driver of the dump truck was not taken to the hospital and no other injuries were reported.


Update

According to the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), the eastbound left lane and shoulder reopened around 10:40 a.m. The right lane and shoulder remain closed at this time.

Traffic continues to move slowly. Traffic is backed up as far as seven miles.


All lanes of Interstate-64 eastbound in the area of the Ivy Exit (114) are closed as crews work to remove a dump truck from a ravine off the road.

CBS19's Rachel Ryan reports backups as long as 3.5 miles. Drivers are being diverted onto Route 250 at Exit 107 in Crozet.

Authorities tell CBS19 a dump truck slammed into a guardrail around 6 a.m. Wednesday in the area of mile marker 113 and then fell more than 200 feet down an embankment.

Sometime during the accident, approximately 45 gallons of fuel spilled from the truck. Some of that fuel traveled into a nearby stream. A Hazmat crew was on the scene around 6:40 a.m. to assist in the cleanup process.

The condition of the dump truck's driver is unknown at this time.


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