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

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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.

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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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