UPDATE: Section of Concord Turnpike reopened in Lynchburg following incident

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(Photo: Courtesy wokandapix via MGN Online)

(Photo: Courtesy wokandapix via MGN Online)

UPDATE 9:40 a.m.: The Lynchburg Department of Emergency Services says that Concord Turnpike is back open after crews cleared the scene of Tuesday morning’s incident.

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — Lynchburg motorists may need to seek an alternate route Tuesday morning because of an incident closing down part of Concord Turnpike.

According to a tweet from the Lynchburg Department of Emergency Services just after 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 21, the 1800 block of Concord Turnpike — between Garnet Street and Winston Ridge Road — is blocked off for all traffic.

The department says this closure will be in place for an extended period of time on Tuesday.

There is no word about the nature of this “incident” that shut down the road.

This is a developing story.

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