UPDATE: Roanoke County crash cleared, lanes reopened along Franklin Road

Roanoke Valley News
(Photo: Courtesy Roanoke County Fire and Rescue Department)

(Photo: Courtesy Roanoke County Fire and Rescue Department)

UPDATE 12:48 p.m.: According to VDOT, the scene of Thursday morning’s multi-vehicle crash along Franklin Road (U.S. Route 220) in Roanoke County has been cleared and all lanes have been reopened at this time.

UPDATE 10:14 a.m.: All southbound lanes are now closed along Franklin Road due to Thursday morning’s crash in Roanoke County, backing up traffic all the way to Clearbrook Lane.

According to Roanoke County Fire and Rescue, large trucks and tractor-trailers cannot pass underneath the low-hanging wires.

AEP is curently on scene to repair the damaged pole.

In the meantime, Roanoke County motorists are asked to avoid using Franklin Road in the area of Winter Drive, Starlight Lane, and Indian Grave Road.

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Roanoke County motorists may experience delays Thursday morning due to a crash along Franklin Road (Route 220) that has resulted in lane closures.

Roanoke County Fire and Rescue Department posted on Facebook shortly after 9 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 3, that units are at the scene of a vehicle crash on Franklin Road near Red Hill Baptist Church, in the area of Winter Drive and Starlight Lane.

According to the department, the crash involves downed power lines, low hanging wires, and potentially slick roads. In addition, one lane is currently closed in each direction.

Fire officials say AEP and VDOT are also working the call.

Motorists are asked to avoid this area if possible, but if they cannot seek an alternate route, they are asked to drive with caution through the area.

There are no reports of injuries resulting from this crash.

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