UPDATE 9:14 a.m.: According to Roanoke County Police, hazmat crews are still cleaning up oil on the shoulder of Challenger Avenue following Thursday morning’s crash, but the road is back open.



ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Thursday morning motorists may want to take an alternate route through Roanoke County due to a crash closing down part of Challenger Avenue.

According to the Roanoke County Police Department, eastbound Challenger Avenue is currently blocked at Valley Gateway Boulevard because of a two-vehicle crash. 

Police say the incident took place at approximately 6:40 a.m. on Thursday, July 7.

While there is a detour in place, authorities tell WFXR News that drivers should expect delays in the area.

There is no word on when the road will reopen or the condition of those involved in the crash.

This is a developing story.