Driver charged in incident that closed I-95

Posted at 5:34 AM, Aug 07, 2012
and last updated 2012-08-07 09:01:49-04

CAROLINE COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – The driver of a dump truck involved in an early morning incident that closed Interstate 95 in both directions has been charged with  reckless driving. Virginia State Police spokesman Sgt. Thomas Molnar released the charge against William Zimmerman, 39, of North Chesterfield, in a morning email to CBS 6.

Interstate 95 north lanes fully reopened around 6:00 a.m., southbound lanes reopened around 9:00 a.m., Molnar said.

Earlier this morning, Interstate 95 was closed in both directions in Caroline County due to an incident involving a paving crew and downed power lines.

Molnar said around 2:00 a.m., power lines were knocked down across Interstate 95 after a dump truck hit the overhead lines. Two vehicles heading north on 95 also hit the lines.  No injuries were reported.

The incident happened near mile marker 104 and forced traffic off of I-95 in that area.
Drivers headed north on 95 were exiting at Exit 98 in Hanover County. Drivers headed south on 95 were exiting at Exit 110 in Caroline County.