UPDATE: Detours in place due to overturned tractor-trailer closing down US-29 in Campbell County

Lynchburg & Central Virginia News

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UPDATE 12:25 p.m.: Campbell County first responders are helping clean up the scene of Tuesday morning’s tractor-trailer crash blocking U.S. Route 29.

According to county officials, the tractor-trailer was carrying when it overturned. There is no danger to the public, but a small fuel leak was detected and is being addressed.

Authorities say, members of Campbell County Public Safety teams, the Evington Fire Department, the Rustburg Fire Department, the Altavista Fire Department, the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office, VDEM, Virginia State Police, and private companies are assisting at the scene, but cleanup efforts will continue throughout the day.

Meanwhile, the tractor-trailer’s driver has reportedly been treated by EMS and released.


CAMPBELL COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — A tractor-trailer crash in Campbell County has shut down U.S. Route 29 Tuesday morning, leading to detours for both northbound and southbound motorists.

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) says all northbound and southbound lanes are closed on U.S. Route 29 near Brown’s Mill Road.

Due to this closure, northbound traffic will be detoured off U.S. Route 29 onto Gladys Road, to Long Island Road, to U.S. Route 501 North, to Brown’s Mill Road, to Wisecarver Road, to Callahan Road, and back to U.S. Route 29.

Meanwhile, all southbound traffic will be detoured off U.S. Route 29 onto Route 24, to Leesville Road/ Goodman’s Crossing/Lynch Mill Road, and back onto U.S. Route 29 South.

There is no word on the extent of the delays resulting from this crash.

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