Tractor-trailer hauling liquid soap overturns at Chippenham, Route 1

Tractor-trailer hauling liquid soap overturns at Chippenham, Route 1
A tractor-trailer crash on Thursday morning closed ramps at Chippenham Parkway and Route 1. (Source: NBC12)

CHESTERFIELD, Va. (WWBT) - Two ramps at Chippenham and Jefferson Davis Highway (Route 1) that were closed after a tractor-trailer hauling liquid soap overturned Thursday morning have reopened.

The Virginia Department of Transportation repaved the ramps Friday “for motorist safety” after the soap “permeated the pavement, causing slick driving conditions.”

The tractor-trailer was traveling southbound on Chippenham Parkway and overturned while taking the exit onto Route 1, losing its load.

The on and off ramps at southbound Chippenham Parkway and Route 1 were impacted. The ramps reopened around 2:30 Friday afternoon.

The driver was not injured and was charged with reckless driving.

Speed is considered a factor in the crash.

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