UPDATE 12:29 p.m.: According to VDOT, the tractor-trailer crash has been cleared in Amherst County, allowing all northbound and southbound lanes to reopen on U.S. Route 29.
UPDATE 10:28 a.m.: VDOT says all northbound lanes of U.S. Route 29 are back open after the Amherst County tractor-trailer crash, but all southbound lanes are still closed.
In addition, traffic is still being detoured onto Business 29, diverting motorists through the Town of Amherst, according to officials.
AMHERST COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — A detour is in place Wednesday morning following a tractor-trailer crash in Amherst County that has shut down U.S. Route 29.
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) says all northbound and southbound lanes are closed on U.S. Route 29 near the ramp to U.S. Route 60.
According to VDOT, all traffic is currently being detoured onto Business 29.
While the department has not released an estimate of the delays caused by this crash, VDOT’s online traffic map shows significantly slowed traffic along U.S. Route 29 and Business 29 at this time.