Lanes re-open after crane accident on I-95

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A construction crane accident late Tuesday night caused huge backups on I-95 near the Boulevard exit.

There were no injuries from this accident, just a lot of headaches for driver trying to make their way through this area.

Crews had to stop traffic for 15 minute intervals all night. Cars were bumper to bumper trying to get through downtown Richmond as traffic was down to one lane in each direction.

The scheduled bridge work on the Westwood Avenue Bridge has been canceled. Crews have been doing bridge work in this area during the overnight hours for the past few weeks.

V-DOT says you should expect major delays if your morning commute takes you through here. They recommend you make a detour and avoid this area altogether.

Richmond thru travelers are strongly encouraged to use I-295 to bypass downtown Richmond. Local traffic should use Route 1 or the Downtown Expressway (toll)/I-195.

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