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Crash on I-95 north near Fredericksburg leads to major backups
12:40 p.m. UPDATE: A VDOT spokeswoman says there was a crash just north of exit 133 on Interstate 95 Northbound, but it has moved off to the shoulder and out of the roadway and all lanes are open.
UPDATE: Northbound traffic is backed up all the way to Thornburg, 11 miles south. VDOT crews are cleaning up sand that was spilled in the wreck, and only one northbound lane is open. Many drivers are exiting the interstate, causing traffic backups on U.S. 1 and other secondary roads in the city.
Traffic on Interstate 95 was backed up for miles at midday due to an accident just north of Fredericksburg.
Bailout traffic from I-95 also was clogging U.S. 1 north in the region.
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