UPDATE: I-95 and Chippenham ramps reopen

Written by Iva Radman & Gene Petriello – email

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Interstate 95 north and south as well as the ramps to Chippenham have reopened, according to VDOT.

An accident just before 6 a.m. Tuesday in the southbound lanes shut down both directions of I-95.

The driver of a box truck ran off the road, lost control of the truck and overturned.

The truck was carrying more than 100 canisters of chemicals including liquid oxygen.  The containers were leaking and hazardous materials crews responded to the scene to cleanup.

Virginia State Police said the interstate had to be shut down to safely remove the canisters.

The driver of the box truck was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. Carl W. Vandevender of Richmond has been charged with reckless driving.

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