TRAFFIC ALERT : Nelson : Traffic On Route 29 SB : Accident Cleared – 9:25 PM Update

©2017 Blue Ridge Life Magazine : An overturned truck hauling mostly likely hauling frozen chicken wings is creating delays just before 10AM on Route 29 South in Nelson County near River Road.

Woods Mill
Nelson County, VA
By Tommy Stafford

Release from VSP:

“At 9:05 a.m., Aug. 31, 2017, Virginia State Police responded to a two-vehicle crash in the southbound lanes of Route 29 near Rockfish River Road in Nelson County. A tractor-trailer and Toyota 4Runner collided in the southbound lanes of Route 29. The impact of the crash caused the tractor-trailer to run off the road, strike the guardrail and overturn. The tractor-trailer was loaded with frozen chicken. The driver of the SUV refused medical transport by ambulance. The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured in the crash.

Corinne N. Geller
Public Relations Director
Virginia State Police”

Updated: 5:00 PM
Motorists going by the area around 5PM tell us the cleanup is still underway and one lane is open southbound.

Updated: 12:45 PM one lane is still moving southbound but delays are still happening.

What’s believed to be an overturned semi hauling what’s believed to be frozen chicken wings is delaying traffic on US 29 southbound in the vicinity of Buck Creek Lane and Route 6 (River Road)

Crews are working to clear the road, some oil has spilled from the semi as well, so hazmat crews are working to contain that as well.

Expect delays for the foreseeable near future in this area.


  1. I would like to thank every single person that helped. I know it took pretty much all day. But everybody did a great job.

    Thank you so much,
    From: the truck driver


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