Route 151 in Amherst County is back open after a tractor-trailer crash Wednesday morning.
The tractor-trailer that tipped over on Route 151 on Wednesday morning was carrying blasting material.
The accident happened around 7:30 a.m. when the driver lost control on Route 151 in the Clifford area. The truck was carrying oxidizing agents. It was headed to the Piney River Rock Quarry. The material in the truck is used for blasting at the quarry.
Virginia State Police Bomb technicians have been called in because of the blasting material. State police are working with the towing company to remove the vehicle from the highway.
The tractor-trailer driver, Adam Coffey, 30, of Fincastle, was taken to Lynchburg General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Route 151 in the Clifford area of Amherst County is closed in both directions because of a tractor-trailer accident.
The Virginia Department of Transportation is asking drivers to find another route. The accident is about three miles north of Amherst, near Route 610 (Fletchers Level Road). Law enforcement, emergency responders, and a hazardous materials team is on scene.
Emergency crews are on scene. Traffic on Route 151 North is being detoured onto Route 610, to U.S. Route 29, then to Virginia Route 56, and then back onto Route 151.
Route 151 South traffic is being detoured to Route 665, to Route 778, then to U.S. Route 60, and then to U.S. Route 29.
According to VDOT, there is no timetable as to when the road will be re-opened.