NELSON COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Virginia State Police issued a warning to commercial vehicles about the “treacherous” conditions on Route 29 after a number of tractor-trailers got stuck along that road in Nelson County Monday morning.
Shortly after 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 3, state troopers responded to Route 29 in Nelson County, where more than a dozen tractor-trailers were stuck in the snow and/or involved in a minor crash, according to authorities.
“Due to the fast and heavy snowfall, the northbound lanes of Route 29 in Livingston have become impassable,” Virginia State Police said in a statement to WFXR News.
Police say they spent the morning working with area wrecker services, the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, and the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) to remove the vehicles as quickly and safely as possible.
As of 12:45 p.m., authorities say the last of the vehicles was removed and back on its way.
Virginia State Police still discourage motorists and commercial vehicles from traveling along this stretch of Route 29 until conditions improve.
This news comes just hours after Wintergreen Fire and Rescue described the roads in Nelson County as “the worst we have seen in years,” adding that residents should expect delays in emergency responses.