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Traffic Alert : Nelson – Semi Accident On Brents – Now Open 6:35 PM

[ 0 ] June 26, 2017 |

©2017 Blue Ridge Life Magazine : Photos By Tommy Stafford : This semi has part of Brents Mountain blocked on the north side (Devils Backbone side) heading down the mountain, just below Brents Gap. The truck attempted to make the curve just beyond the gap and slammed into the side of the mountain.

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.

The rear of the truck crashed into the side of the mountain trying to make the tight curves heading down the mountain.

More update as we have them.

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