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Emergency bridge repairs back up traffic for miles on I-95 south in Petersburg

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Posted at 3:10 PM, Aug 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-21 18:57:34-04
I-95 south

I-95 south as of 4:20 p.m.

PETERSBURG, Va. — Emergency bridge repairs have closed lanes on I-95 south at Washington Street in Petersburg Friday afternoon.

VDOT said the interstate’s right and center lanes would be closed from 2 to 6 p.m. as crews completed bridge repairs.

Additionally, officials said the westbound left lane on Washington Street above I-95 would be closed until further notice.

Drivers should prepare for major delays and use I-295 as an alternate.

As of 7 p.m., there was a seven-mile backup beginning near Washington Street.