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Traffic Alert! : Major Accident at Route 151 & 250 Intersection (Road Opened)  Updated 4:26 AM – 9.7.16

[ 0 ] September 6, 2016 |

©2016 Blue Ridge Life Magazine : This tanker truck has overturned at the intersection of Route 151 & 250 in Albemarle County just north of the Nelson County Line around 11:15 AM Tuesday morning September 6, 2016

©2016 Blue Ridge Life Magazine : Photo By Freda Jackson : This tanker truck has overturned at the intersection of Route 151 & 250 in Albemarle County just north of the Nelson County Line around 11:15 AM Tuesday morning September 6, 2016

Rockfish Gap Turnpike
Intersection of Route 151 & 250
Albemarle County, Virginia

Scroll down for original story and updates.

As of 3:34 AM Wednesday morning 9.7.16 – Va511 (VDOT) shows the accident scene finally cleared and the roadway back open. 

Cleared: Accident: NB on VA-151 at MM35 in Albemarle Co.3:32AM


4:00PM Update

Photo By Yvette Stafford BRL: Just before 4PM Tuesday afternoon another accident occurred between a semi and a car in the vicinity of Old Route 6 ( Afton Mountain Road) and Route 250. As BRL Publisher Yvette Stafford says below, traffic was then diverted to the BRP.

Photo By Yvette Stafford BRL: Just before 4PM Tuesday afternoon another accident occurred between a semi and a car in the vicinity of Old Route 6 ( Afton Mountain Road) and Route 250. As BRL Publisher Yvette Stafford says below, traffic was then diverted to the BRP.

3:33 PM : BRL Publisher reports:

“I was about to take 6 off of Afton Mtn but now there is a SECOND wreck at 6. Tractor trailer vs car. VDOT turning us around at top of Afton Mtn.”

Original story at 11:34 AM 9.6.16
Just after 11AM Tuesday morning a tanker truck overturned at the intersection of Route 151 & 250 in Albemarle County just north of the Nelson County line on 151.

Another view of the overturned big rig Tuesday morning.

Another view of the overturned big rig Tuesday morning.

Eyewitness reports say they have seen contents leaking from the truck, but at this time it’s unknown what the truck was transporting. The Virginia State Police are referring to the incident as a “hazmat” situation.

Avoid the intersection as traffic delays will be great.

More as we know.

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