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Crash involving two tractor-trailers forces detour

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UPDATE: Route 15/29 (James Madison Highway) will remain closed through late afternoon at Route 663 (Alanthus Road) in Culpeper County.


The Virginia Department of Transportation issued the following release this morning:


CRASH CLOSES RT. 15/29 AT BRANDY STATION IN CULPEPER CO.

VDOT crew setting up detour for traffic in both directions

CULPEPER — Route 15/29 (James Madison Highway) is closed at Route 663 (Alanthus Road) in Culpeper County due to a crash involving two tractor-trailers and a third passenger vehicle. The crash occurred on the northbound side but southbound Route 15/29 was also closed to allow room for emergency response.

The Virginia Department of Transportation is working to detour traffic as follows:

- Southbound traffic will be diverted onto Route 685 (Beverly Ford Road/Fleetwood Heights Road) at Elkwood and return to Route 15/29 via Route 663.

- Northbound traffic will use the Route 15/29 southbound lanes and return to the northbound side at a crossover just south of Elkwood.

The crash occurred shortly after 7 a.m. and involved trucks carrying produce and lumber. The road will likely remain closed for several hours.

Real-time road conditions and weather forecasts are available on VDOT’s traffic and travel website, www.511Virginia.org. The site also has live traffic camera images for many major highways, including Interstate 64, I-66 and Routes 29 and 250 in Central Virginia. Motorists can call 511 from any telephone in Virginia for road and traffic conditions on all major highways in the state. Call 1-800-FOR-ROAD (367-7623) 24 hours a day to report highway-related problems or request information about Virginia’s highways.

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