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Crash shuts down I-95 south in Petersburg; traffic backed up 5 miles

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Posted at 3:47 PM, Jul 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-17 16:04:12-04

PETERSBURG, Va. -- A crash has backed up traffic for miles along I-95 south in Petersburg Friday afternoon.

The wreck, which is about half mile from Southpark Boulevard, closed all southbound lanes on the interstate.

As a result, traffic was backed up 5 miles as of 3:40 p.m., according to VDOT.

"The right lane is now open," VDOT officials said at 3:50 p.m. "Continue to expect delays and consider alternate routes."

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