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Tractor trailer accident closes Gretna Rd. in Sandy Level

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SANDY LEVEL (WSLS 10) - A Pittsylvania Fire and Rescue spokesperson said a tractor trailer accident closed both lanes of VA-40 (Gretna Road) and caused a three-mile backup on VA-40 Tuesday evening.

The accident happened between Rockcreek Road and Jeff's Tire and Auto Center. Crews were asking drivers to use Museville Road to go around the accident.

A person was injured in the accident. Information about that person's condition was not available.

The following was posted on VDOT's 511Virginia.org traffic website:

VA-40W at 1.9 mi SE of Penhook

On VA-40 in the County of Pittsylvania, in the vicinity of Rockcreek Rd; Rt. 781N/S (Pittsylvania County), motorists can expect potential delays due to a tractor trailer accident. The east through lanes are closed. The west through lanes are closed. Traffic is being detoured off VA-40 West onto Route 741, and back onto VA-40 West.

Last updated: Tue 07/28/2015 7:44 PM EDT