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Crews working to repair pole hit by tractor-trailer carrying toilet paper on US-221

Crews may need to close lanes to continue repairs

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BEDFORD COUNTY, Va.UPDATE

As of 7:15 a.m., crews remain at the scene of a crash involving a tractor-trailer carrying large rolls of toilet paper.

Authorities say the crash happened just after midnight Wednesday when the 64-year-old driver was trying to make a U-turn in a parking lot on Forest Road.

While pulling back onto Forest Road, police say the trailer hit and broke a telephone pole. The wires partially pulled down a second pole which crews are working to repair.

According to police, the trailer was “fully loaded” with large rolls of toilet paper.

Police say the driver immediately called authorities about the incident and crews were on the scene within minutes.

There were no injuries reported and the driver is cooperating with the investigation.

Forest Road reopened just before 6 a.m., but crews say they may have to close lanes throughout the day for repairs.


UPDATE

According to VDOT, the tractor-trailer crash on US-221 in Bedford County has been cleared.


ORIGINAL STORY

A tractor-trailer accident has closed all lanes of US-221 in Bedford County, according to VDOT.

Authorities say that the crash happened near Centerville Road and Timber Ridge Road.

Drivers are told that they should expect delays.

Southbound traffic is being diverted onto Rt. 671, then onto Rt. 122 and back onto Rt. 221.

Northbound traffic is being diverted Route 122, onto Rt. 671 and then back onto Rt. 221.


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