I-95 north reopens after semi spills nails near Bells Road in Richmond

Posted at 10:45 AM, Mar 27, 2024

RICHMOND, Va. -- Interstate 95 north was closed near Bells Road in Richmond after a tractor-trailer spilled nails and other trash on the busy interstate Wednesday morning, according to state police.

The incident happened around 8:30 a.m. on the city's Southside near Bells Road (mile marker 71) about two miles from the exit for the Pocahontas Parkway, according to Virginia State Police.


Traffic was being diverted off the interstate at the exit for Commerce Road (Exit 69).

"Motorists should use alternate routes," VDOT officials warned.

Traffic was backed up for 4 miles as of about 10:25 a.m.

The interstate's right lane and shoulder remained closed as of 10:50 a.m., but VDOT cameras showed traffic moving though and the backup beginning to clear.

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