UPDATE: Crews reopen Route 220 South after incident involving disabled tractor-trailer in Roanoke

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(Photo: Courtesy wokandapix via MGN Online)

(Photo: Courtesy wokandapix via MGN Online)

UPDATE 11:36 a.m.: The Roanoke Police Department says the disabled tractor-trailer has been cleared from U.S. Route 220 South, allowing all lanes to reopen to motorists Friday morning.

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — U.S. Route 220 South has been blocked off in Roanoke Friday morning after a tractor-trailer’s contents spilled onto the roadway, police say.

According to the Roanoke Police Department, all southbound lanes of Route 220/Roy L. Webber Expressway will be closed intermittently because of the disabled tractor-trailer at Old Rocky Mount Road.

Authorities say the southbound lanes will be opened as frequently as possible in order to allow traffic through, but motorists are asked to avoid the area and seek an alternate route for the time being.

“Traffic will be impacted for some time — if you do have to travel this way, please use caution and exercise patience,” the department posted on Facebook shortly before 10:15 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 14.

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