Crews work to demolish truck that crashed on I-64 after snowstorm
UPDATE on this statement from VDOT: A right lane closure will be in place at mile marker 151 beginning at noon (12 p.m.) Saturday, January 8, as the tractor trailer is demolished and relocated. The left lane will remain open. 
 
Towing contractors for the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Richmond District worked all day Thursday, Jan. 6, to remove a tractor trailer truck from I-64 east near mile marker 151 (one mile west of Old Fredericksburg Road) in Goochland County. The truck became lodged down the embankment in the aftermath of a major winter storm that impacted the Commonwealth on Monday, Jan. 3.
 
Crews began attempting to remove the truck at 9 a.m., and ran into challenges with the trailer falling apart. At 3 p.m., a full eastbound closure was implemented to allow crews to safely pull the truck out of the embankment. The right lane is now open, but drivers should continue to expect delays on I-64 east as crews continue to slowly move the broken truck from the left travel lane. Crews are making every effort to complete the recovery prior to any additional winter weather Thursday night. If work cannot be completed before precipitation begins, the truck will be moved to the right shoulder until it can be safely addressed.
 
Drivers heading east on I-64 can use Route 250 as an alternate route to avoid delays. Take Exit 143 (Courthouse Road) in Louisa, turn right onto Courthouse Road/Route 605, and then turn left onto 3 Notch Road/Route 250.
 
Anyone with questions about the work can call VDOT’s customer service center at 800-FOR-ROAD (800-367-7623).
 
For the latest real-time traffic information or road conditions, call 511 or visit http://www.511virginia.org.  

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