UPDATE: Downed electrical line cleared along US-460 in Appomattox County after causing multiple fires

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UPDATE 3:07 p.m.: The Concord Volunteer Fire Department shared additional information about Friday morning’s incident involving a downed electrical line that caused lane closures and delays along U.S. Route 460 in Appomattox County.

According to the department, crews were dispatched to the Hummingbird Lane area of Route 460 for a powerline that had fallen across all four lanes of traffic.

Fire officials say the first units on the scene found the powerline across the road, a car stuck under the active line, and three separate fires started by the line, including one close to a structure.

However, there were no reports of injuries or personal property damage from the incident.


UPDATE 11:58 a.m.: VDOT says crews have cleared the scene of the downed electrical line that caused lane closures along U.S. Route 460 in Appomattox County Friday morning.


APPOMATTOX COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — A detour is in place in Appomattox County as a downed power line leads to lane closures and delays in both directions of U.S. Route 460 near the intersection with Route 667.

According to the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), all westbound lanes are closed on U.S. Route 460, resulting in a mile-long backup.

In addition, the eastbound left shoulder and left lane are closed in the same area of U.S. Route 460, which has led to a half-mile delay, VDOT says.

The department says that a detour is in place for passenger vehicles while tractor-trailers are asked to seek alternate routes.

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