State Police respond to several crashes along I-77 in Carroll County
Authorities respond to crashes along I-77 in Carroll CountyState Police responded to several crashes along I-77 in Carroll County on Monday morning caused by slick roads. Authorities said they started responding to crashes at 7:48 a.m. According to State Police, the crashes all happened between mile marker 6.5 and 8 on I-77. Troopers are on the scene helping with traffic control and cleanup. Authorities are asking drivers to avoid the area due to slick conditions.
Two tractor trailers overturned on I-77 due to high wind
Wind has blown over trees and overturned two tractor-trailer on I-77 in Carroll CountyCARROLL CO., Va. – UPDATEThis crash has been cleared. ORIGINAL STORYOne lane of northbound I-77 is closed in Carroll County. The Virginia Department of Transportation says the wind is gusting up to 50 mph, which has caused two tractor trailers to overturn and has blow over trees. Nearby traffic cameras show traffic is backed up near mile marker 2.7. VDOT says slow down, use caution and expect delays.
Crash on I-77S in Carroll County cleared
Crash on I-77 South causing delays in Carroll CountyUPDATEThis crash has been cleared. ORIGINAL STORYA crash is causing delays on I-77 South in Carroll County, according to VDOT. Authorities say the crash happened near mile marker 8. As of 7:30 a.m., the accident has closed the southbound left shoulder and left lane. Stay with 10 News as this breaking news story develops.
Delta departs; two fronts reinforce autumnal air throughout the week
ROANOKE, Va. – Following our sixth round of tropical remnants this season, we’ll gradually see some changes throughout the week that lead to more favorable fall weather. Other parts of the area are seeing some fog and mist as well, thanks to the moisture that Delta has brought. Only a few showers are expected throughout the day as the remnants of Delta depart to the east. Lows by Wednesday morning fall into the 40s, thanks to the drier air, clearer sky and calmer wind. If you had fall activities planned this past weekend that fell through, this coming weekend looks much better for them!
Man dead after tractor-trailer crash in Wythe County
WYTHE COUNTY, Va. – A man is dead after a car crash in Wythe County on Tuesday, according to Virginia State Police. Authorities say the accident happened around 5:52 p.m. when a tractor-trailer going north on I-77 on the ramp to I-81N ran off the left side of the road and down into a culvert. According to police, the driver died at the scene and officers are in the process of notifying his family. The crash remains under investigation.
Tractor-trailer crash causes 2.5-mile backup on I-77S in Carroll County
CARROLL COUNTY, Va. – A tractor-trailer crash has caused a 2.5-mile backup on I-77 in Carroll County, according to VDOT. Authorities say the crash happened near mile marker 10. As of 12:34 p.m., the southbound left shoulder and left lane are closed.
Tractor-trailer crash causing delays on I-77 North in Carroll County
CARROLL COUNTY, Va. Drivers can expect delays on I-77 North in Carroll County on Thursday. A tractor-trailer crash is causing delays near mile marker 22.3. As of 4:33 p.m., traffic was backed up about five miles, all northbound lanes were closed and all passenger vehicles were being detoured off at Exit 14, according to VDOT.
Spotty storms Thursday; Saharan dust adds a little haze through the weekend
Once the front moves east, humidity levels come back down to more comfortable levels Thursday night and Friday. SAHARAN DUST UPDATEThe big talking point in the weather world recently has been a plume of Saharan dust that’s made it into the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico. Tracking Saharan dust - FridayCome Saturday, the front to our north should suppress the highest concentration of dust to our south. Tracking Saharan dust - SaturdayWe expect a fairly similar situation by Sunday. Tracking Saharan dust - SundayIf you happen to grab any pictures, please send them our way via Pin It .
Roanoke, Salem crews called to help with hazmat spill in Carroll County
CARROLL COUNTY, Va. – Crews from Roanoke and Salem are heading home after they were called to help with a hazmat spill that resulted from a tractor-trailer crash in Carroll County. Authorities say crews were dispatched to mile marker 13 on I-77 just before midnight Thursday after a tractor-trailer started leaking hazardous chemicals after a crash. Before midnight, personnel were dispatched to Carrol County I-77 MM-13 for a HazMat Spill. Carrol County called our Regional HazMat Team, with members from Roanoke Fire-EMS and @SalemVAFireEMS, after a tractor trailer started leaking hazardous chemicals following a crash. Crews say they were able to help mitigate the impacts of the spill, and as of 7:30 a.m., the crew is on its way home.
Tractor-trailer crash causes 6-mile backup on I-77N in Carroll County
CARROLL COUNTY, Va. A tractor-trailer crash has caused a 6-mile backup on I-77 in Carroll County, according to the Virginia Dept. of Transportation. Authorities say the crash is near mile marker 19 and has closed the northbound left shoulder, left lane and right lane. Traffic is getting by on the right shoulder. Stay with 10 News for updates on this breaking news story.
State police asking for tips in connection with Bland County homicide
BLAND COUNTY, Va. – State police continue to investigate after a man was found dead on Saturday in Bland County. The body of 57-year-old Bruce Ritchie, of Pennsylvania, was found in a ditch along Wilderness Road, according to Virginia State Police. Authorities were notified just before 12:30 p.m.Ritchie had been stabbed outside his vehicle, according to state police. Wilderness Road is Route 606 and is Exit 62 off I-77 in the South Gap community of Bland County. Anyone with information is asked to call the Virginia State Police Wytheville Division at 276-228-3131 or send an email to email@example.com.
VDOT preparing for winter weather but not expecting terrible road conditions
ROANOKE, Va. – A little winter weather is expected to hit the region on Tuesday, and VDOT has decided to treat the roads in case they freeze over. VDOT is brining major interstates like I-81 and I-77 as a precaution, as well as major roads in the New River Valley, including Route 460. VDOT spokesperson Jason Bond says they’re not expecting road conditions to be terrible because the ground temperature is so high, but it’s better to be careful. “Watch for potential slick spots, in those cooler areas where if it does start to snow, and the pavement temperature starts to dip down, like in a shaded area, a mountain top, an overpass, a bridge, you might start to see a little bit of accumulation on those roads, areas first," said Bond. Crews will be working overnight and Tuesday morning to treat the roads if there’s any snow or ice.
'He’s real lucky’: Man recovering after being shot on I-77 by suspect who is still at large
BLAND COUNTY, Va. – A man is recovering after a shocking crime along I-77 on Friday morning. State police are still looking for the person who opened fire on the interstate, shooting a man as he drove through Bland County. “They said the man had been shot in the shoulder and ... knicked him on top of the head,” said Akers. As a precaution, all Bland County schools were closed on Friday, which was supposed to be the first day back after winter break. State police continue to search for a suspect, and some in Bland County are still on edge after the shocking crime.
Crash on I-77 in Wythe County causing delays
WYTHE COUNTY, Va. - A crash on I-77 in Wythe County is causing delays, according to VDOT. Authorities say the crash happened at mile marker 25. As of 7:36 a.m., the north left shoulder and left lane are closed. Copyright 2019 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.
I-77 closed in Bland County after crash causes tractor-trailer to spill 'liquid contents'
Copyright by WSLS - All rights reservedBLAND COUNTY, Va. - All north and southbound lanes of I-77 are closed due to a single-vehicle crash in Bland County. A tractor-trailer crashed and is leaking "liquid contents," according to the Virginia State Police. Around 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, a tractor-trailer was headed south on I-77 when it jackknifed as it exited the East River Tunnel. The driver wasn't hurt, but the truck was damaged and began spilling its contents. Copyright 2019 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.
Tractor-trailer accident causing delays on I-77 in Carroll County
Copyright by WSLS - All rights reservedCARROLL COUNTY, Va. - A tractor-trailer accident is causing delays on I-77 in Carroll County, according to VDOT. The crash is reportedly near southbound mile marker 22 and has the south left shoulder, left lane and right shoulder closed. The accident involved a tractor-trailer and a car. Authorities say officers received a call for the crash around 4:11 a.m. Copyright 2019 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.
Video shows vehicle on fire on side of interstate
A viewer sent 10 News at video saying it shows an RV on fire on Interstate 77 in Carroll County at 7:45 a.m. Saturday. The Virginia Department of Transportation's website said there is a 3-mile backup at mile marker 20.8 on I-77 as of 10 a.m. because of a vehicle fire. Copyright 2019 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.
Camper rolls over on I-77 in North Carolina, crash caught on camera
MOORESVILLE, N.C. - A camper rolled over in North Carolina Friday, and the crash was caught on camera. The driver, Richard Owen, says uneven lanes on I-77 in Mooresville caused it. He says he thought he was going to die after hitting a bump between the old and new pavement. North Carolina DOT said construction on I-77 is still underway and is behind schedule, but they stress that fixing the roads is their top priority. Owen's truck and camper were both totaled in the crash but he and everyone inside are OK.