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US 1 in Fredericksburg closed in both directions

UPDATE: U.S. 1 has reopened and the utility pole has been repaired, Bledsoe said.


An accident involving a tractor-trailer has shut down U.S.1 in both directions in Fredericksburg, city police spokeswoman Natatia Bledsoe said.

The tractor-trailer sideswiped a utility pole, which fell across most lanes. Workers from Dominion Virginia Power are on scene, Bledsoe said.

The accident in the 300 block of U.S. 1 may have been a hit and run and police are now questioning a vehicle driver, Bledsoe said.

She did not know when the road would be cleared for traffic. The accident took place in the 300 block of U.S. 1, also known as Jefferson Davis Highway.

Southbound traffic is being diverted to Hanson Avenue. Northbound traffic is being diverted to Amaret Street.