UPDATE: One in critical condition after tractor-trailer overturns in Bedford County; lanes reopened on Route 122

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UPDATE 7:27 a.m.: Bedford County fire officials shared additional details about the tractor-trailer crash that sent one person to the hospital and closed down Route 122 for several hours Monday morning.

According to the Moneta Volunteer Fire Department, crews were dispatched to the 10,000 block of Moneta Road (Route 122) shortly after 3:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 18 for an overturned tractor trailer.

After confirming at least one person was trapped inside the tractor-trailer, the Moneta Volunteer Fire Department says they requested the Bedford Fire Department to help rescue the occupant.

The Bedford Fire Department says units had to stabilize the vehicle and cut the roof in order to access the driver, who was removed from the tractor-trailer within 10 minutes.

The driver was brought to Roanoke Memorial Hospital in critical condition by members of the Bedford County Department of Fire and Rescue, according to fire officials.

Meanwhile, VDOT says crews have cleared the scene of Monday morning’s crash on Route 122, allowing all northbound and southbound lanes to reopen.

UPDATE 6:22 a.m.: WFXR News’ Hazelmarie Anderson has an update on the overturned tractor-trailer along Route 122 and how that will impact Bedford County motorists on Monday morning.

BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — One person was sent to the hospital and Route 122 is currently blocked off in Bedford County because of a tractor-trailer that overturned early Monday morning.

Virginia State Police told WFXR News that the crash was caused by a medical emergency and the driver was taken to the hospital.

According to the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), all northbound and southbound lanes of Route 122 are shut down near Stony Fork Road.

VDOT says crews are planning to set up a detour around the scene of this wreck.

Authorities say the road is not expected to reopen for a few hours.

This is a developing story.

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