Tractor-trailer crash on I-295 south near Varina-Enon Bridge closes all lanes

High winds cause accidents on highways

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WWBT) - A tractor-trailer crash on I-295 south closed all lanes and caused heavy delays Thursday morning.

The crash occurred in the southbound lanes at the Varina-Enon Bridge, closing all the lanes.

The adult male driver of the truck was hauling an empty trailer and was traveling southbound when he lost control due to a heavy gust of wind, causing the truck to overturn across all lanes along the bridge.

The driver was wearing a seatbelt and did not have any injuries.

Traffic was being diverted off from I-295 SB to Route 5. The ramp from Route 5 to I-295 SB was also blocked.

“There haven’t been any bridges closed here in Chesterfield. The Varina-Enon bridge is pretty close there to Chesterfield, but it is definitely something to be aware of,” Chesterfield Fire and EMS Lt. Jason Elmore said.

A tractor-trailer crash on I-295 causes heavy delays and closures.
A tractor-trailer crash on I-295 causes heavy delays and closures. (Source: WWBT)

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