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Albemarle: Major Tractor Trailer Accident On Route 29 Slows Traffic : Cuts Power To Some

[ 0 ] February 26, 2014 |
©™2014 Blue Ridge Life : Photos Via Sgt Jerry Utz - Albemarle County Police : Utility Crews work to put a new pole in place early Wednesday morning - February 26, 2014 along Route 29 S near Covesville after a semi truck flipped, went up an embankment and clipped the pole.

©™2014 Blue Ridge Life : Photos Via Sgt Jerry Utz – Albemarle County Police : Utility Crews work to put a new pole in place early Wednesday morning – February 26, 2014 along Route 29 S near Covesville after a semi truck flipped, went up an embankment and clipped the pole.

Near Covesville
Albemarle County, VA

A semi truck carrying big rolls of paper flipped early Wednesday morning on Route 29 southbound near Covesville blocking traffic on that side and requiring police to divert drivers to the northbound side at Cove Creek Industries. “Power crews are on the scene putting in a new pole and hazmat teams are cleaning up diesel fuel that spilled. It appears to be only minor injuries to the driver of the truck,” Sgt Jerry Utz with ACPD tells BRL.

The area along Route 29S where the semi flipped on the nearby embankment.

The area along Route 29S where the semi flipped on the nearby embankment.

Residents living west of Route 29 near Heards Mountain have been told to expect power to be restored no later than 2PM this afternoon. Traffic will return to normal as soon as crews have finished their cleanup. Sgt. Utz adds that Comcast will have to repair a fiber optic cable in the area, they will have their own traffic crews and their work is expected to take around 6 hours.

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