Tractor-trailer carrying sweet potatoes crashes on I-295

Published: Apr. 13, 2016 at 9:14 AM EDT|Updated: Apr. 23, 2016 at 10:43 AM EDT
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HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - A tractor-trailer hauling 40,000 pounds of sweet potatoes overturned on northbound I-295 in Henrico, leaving some travel lanes blocked.

The accident occurred just before 5 a.m. Wednesday morning at mile marker 24, just north of the New Market Road exit.

According to the driver, who was unhurt in the crash, said he was hauling sweet potatoes at the time of the crash.

The left lane and left shoulder were closed for much of the morning commute as crews worked to right the tractor-trailer and perform maintenance activities after the accident.

The interstate resumed normal traffic flow by 11:30 a.m.

There is no word on any charges in connection to the accident.

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