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UPDATE: Tractor trailer accident closed I-64 westbound

Credit: Jim Ingersoll Credit: Jim Ingersoll
Credit: David Ogle Credit: David Ogle

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - A tractor trailer accident this afternoon on Interstate 64 at mile marker 175.8 in the Henrico County closed the westbound lanes of traffic.

The tractor trailer was coming off Interstate 295 to I-64 west and ran off the road, then hit the left guardrail and burst into flames, according to Virginia State Police.  The driver was taken to the hospital and he is in serious condition.  The crash is still under investigation.

The two right lanes have reopened on I-64 west at the Pouncey Tract Road bridge near the I-295 interchange (mile marker 177) in the Short Pump area, according to VDOT.

Expect significant traffic delays. Avoid the area if possible. Use Broad Street westbound to Route 288 as an alternate to I-64 west from Richmond.

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