UPDATE 12:09 p.m.: Virginia State Police has shared additional information with WFXR News about the tractor-trailer fire and crash that shut down State Route 56 in Rockbridge County Wednesday morning.

According to police, the tractor-trailer caught fire shortly before 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 22, causing the brakes to fail and the truck to roll backwards into a ditch.

While there were no hazmat concerns from this incident, authorities say the driver sustained minor burns.



UPDATE 8:36 a.m.: VDOT says crews have reopened State Route 56 following Wednesday morning’s tractor-trailer crash in Rockbridge County.

WFXR News has reached out to Virginia State Police and the Rockbridge County Sheriff’s Office about the crash, but has yet to receive any additional information.



ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Wednesday morning motorists should expect delays in Rockbridge County due to a tractor-trailer crash blocking State Route 56.

According to the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), all eastbound and westbound lanes are closed on Route 56 near East Avenue/Route 761.

VDOT has yet to provide an estimate of the current delays resulting from the crash on Route 56.

This is a developing story.