Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176
July 29, 2008
ROUTE 29 SOUTH BLOCKED DUE TO ACCIDENT
NELSON COUNTY – A tractor trailer accident on Route 29 South (Thomas Nelson Highway) at Route 615 (Thurmond Hollow Lane) has closed a portion of the roadway southbound and a detour is in place for all vehicles, except tractor trailers.
Currently, cars and small trucks may detour the incident by using Route 632 in Albemarle County to Route 6 and back onto Route 29 South. Again, tractor trailers are not allowed on this detour and will have to find alternate routes or wait for the roadway to open later this afternoon.
The incident involved an overturned tractor trailer hauling scrap metal. Emergency crews are on the scene and a wrecker is in route to right the truck. However, the entire road will not reopen for several hours.
Motorists are urged to use caution in the area and expect delays.
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