Near Brents Gap
Nelson County, Virginia
Update 6:35 PM
Nelson Sheriff David Hill: “ROADWAY IS NOW OPEN!”
Update 4:50 PM
It’s estimated that it will take about another 2 hours at least to get roadway open at the accident scene at the top of Brent’s.
Update 3:30 PM
Wrecker crews are beginning work to clear the truck from the highway on Brent’s. Estimates of 2-3 hours to get roadway cleared are currently estimated. As of 3:35 PM the roadway has been closed and traffic is being diverted at Ski Barn on the north side around the accident.
Expect delays while an accident involving a semi truck is clear on Brent’s Mountain just north of the gap heading down the mountain. Initially after the accident around 2PM, one lane was open (southbound) and traffic was slowly getting around one car at a time, but expect major delays while the truck is being removed.
Disabled Tractor Trailer: SB on VA-151 at MM21 in Nelson Co. All SB & all NB travel lanes closed. Potential Delays.2:56PM
— 511 Southwest VA (@511southwestva) June 26, 2017
More update as we have them.