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Tractor-trailer accident causes delays on Rt. 220, 1.8 miles SE of Rocky Mount

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FRANKLIN COUNTY (WSLS 10) - Virginia State Police and the Virginia Department of Transportation were on the scene of a tractor trailer accident on Route 220, four miles south of Route 40 in Franklin County most of the day Thursday.

Troopers said the vehicle overturned on to the road. The driver sustained injuries. The truck's cargo was trash of some sort, but Sgt. Gartletts with Virginia State Police said it was unclear if the cargo was bailed or loose. He said the road may be shut down completely once crews get to a point where the truck can be turned upright again.

One or both lanes were closed during the day, as crews managed cleanup of the crash. Traffic was getting by on the shoulder. There were no Hazmat signs on the vehicle.

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

US-220N at 1.8 mi SE of Rocky Mount

On US-220 in the County of Franklin, in the vicinity of Willow Creek Rd; Rt. 1036N/S (Franklin County), motorists can expect potential delays due to a tractor trailer accident. The north left lane is closed.

Last updated: Thu 10/08/2015 3:45 PM EDT

A State Police Motor Carrier is assisting with the investigation.