Lou Hatter 540-829-7537
Stacy Londrey 540-727-3201
Feb. 26, 2014
EXPECT DELAYS ON RT. 29 NEAR COVESVILLE
Tractor-trailer has overturned, brought down power lines in southbound lanes
CULPEPER — Motorists using Route 29 (Monacan Trail) south of Charlottesville should be advised that traffic is reduced to one lane in each direction.
Just before 2 a.m. a tractor-trailer headed southbound struck a power pole in the area of Route 633 (Heards Mountain Road) in Covesville and overturned, bringing down power lines across the roadway. The trailer split open, spilling its cargo of large rolls of paper.
The Virginia Department of Transportation and first responders have worked to reduce northbound traffic to one lane and divert southbound traffic onto the northbound side of the roadway. One lane of traffic is now moving in each direction.
Motorists should expect minor delays in the area for the next several hours.
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