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Photo courtesy Montgomery County Sheriff's Office
The crash involving two tractor-trailers on U.S. 460 west caused one to spill its load of household products onto the road.
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Both lanes of U.S. 460/11 through Elliston have just been reopened, ending the traffic bottleneck that began when two tractor-trailers wrecked this morning, said Jason Bond, spokesman for the Virginia Department of Transportation.
Capt. Brian Wright, of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, said a crash involving two tractor-trailers caused one to spill its load of household products onto the road this morning.
The right lane was closed for much of the day as crews cleaned up the wreckage and made repairs.
The reopening of the lanes should somewhat ease the Interstate 81 detour traffic that is traveling U.S. 460 between I-81 exits 132 and 118, Bond said.
The stretch has been closed since Tuesday afternoon because of an unstable slope that is creating problems for the truck climbing lane construction project. Traffic is being diverted onto U.S. 460 west at Exit 132.
A crash in the wee hours of Wednesday morning closed the road for two hours.
-Staff writer Mike Gangloff contributed to this report.
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