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Tractor Trailer Accident Blocks 151 Near Bland Wade Road : 2.10.10 : Updated : Road Reopened

Photo By Shelby Ralston : ©2010 www.nelsoncountylife.com : A semi tractor trailer hauling turkeys is jackknifed across Route 151 just north of Bland Wade Road near Afton Family Medicine. Click to enlarge. [1]

Photo By Shelby Ralston : ©2010 www.nelsoncountylife.com : A semi tractor trailer hauling turkeys is jackknifed across Route 151 just north of Bland Wade Road near Afton Family Medicine. Click to enlarge.

Afton
Nelson County, Virginia

For the 2nd time is under two months a semi truck used to haul turkeys has jackknifed on Route 151 near Bland Wade Road. Wednesday’s accident now has the northbound lane shutdown with a little of the southbound lane passable in the vicinity of Afton Family Medicine.

Photos By Shelby Ralston : ©2010 www.nelsoncountylife.com :  Click to enlarge. [2]

Photos By Shelby Ralston : ©2010 www.nelsoncountylife.com : Click to enlarge.

In December’s blizzard a turkey truck cutting through Route 151 between I-64 and US 29 jackknifed blocking the road and stranding over 400 drivers for nearly 5 hours in sub freezing temperatures and heavy snowfall. [3]

Emergency crews are working now to get the truck off of the road and back open to normal traffic.

CBS-19 in Charlottesville has more here. [4]

If you are traveling Route 151 Wednesday morning, expect major delays in the area of this accident.