I-64 lane reopens after chain-reaction crash backed up traffic for miles in Goochland

Posted at 5:05 PM, Oct 14, 2022

GOOCHLAND COUNTY, Va. -- Traffic was backed up more than seven miles along Interstate 64 west in Goochland County where all lanes of I-64 west are closed near Cross County Road (mile marker 160) Friday afternoon.

"A vehicle traveling west on I-64 made a sudden lane change that sparked a chain-reaction crash behind it involving five vehicles," Virginia State Police spokesperson Corinne Geller wrote in an email. "One of those vehicles was a tractor-trailer, which was unable to brake in time and ran off the interstate. The tractor-trailer struck a tree and a concrete portion of a bridge."

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Multi-vehicle crash closes I-64 west in Goochland

Traffic was being diverted to Exit 167 (Oilville Road/Route 617) as of 3:15 p.m.

"Drivers should continue to use alternate routes and expect delays," the alert continued.

As of 7 p.m., the interstate's right lane had reopened and diversion to Exit 167 had been lifted.

However, officials warned drivers to continue to expect delays in the area.

This is a developing story, so anyone with more information can email to send a tip.



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