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Crash snarls morning commute in Stafford

UPDATE (2:20): The crash this morning involved five vehicles (four cars and a tractor-trailer) and was caused by a driver in a car who cut off another vehicle, which spun out and led to a chain-reaction crash, said Sgt. Les Tyler with the Virginia State Police.

There were no reported injuries in the crash.

There also weren’t any charges. The vehicle that allegedly caused the crash did not stop.

The tractor-trailer spilled fuel in the crash and crews had to clean it up before the scene was cleared.

The Stafford Sheriff’s Office, Stafford fire and rescue crews and the Virginia Department of Transportation helped with traffic control and clearing the scene. Trooper A.J. Falkner is handling the crash investigation.



UPDATE (9:25): The accident scene has been cleared and all lanes are open, although backups on the highway and local roads – particularly U.S. 1 north around Fredericksburg – persist.


Original Post

A tractor-trailer crash on northbound Interstate 95 in the Centreport Parkway area of Stafford has clogged up the roadways.

The accident happened earlier this morning, but as of 8:29 a.m. the Virginia Department of Transportation is still reporting both shoulders and all lanes closed at mile marker 137.5.

Traffic is being diverted onto exit 133 and then back onto the interstate.

VDOT’s 511 traffic camera at mile marker 133.5 shows northbound traffic crawling along.

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