Lanes reopen on Powhite Parkway after tractor trailer hauling liquor overturns

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A tractor trailer accident caused major delays on the Powhite Parkway in Chesterfield County Monday morning.

Police tell 8News the tractor trailer overturned and caught on fire on Powhite Parkway between Courthouse Road and Route 288.

The truck was hauling glass and plastic liquor bottles.

The driver and passenger sustained minor injuries and are expected to be OK, police say. The driver was ticketed for reckless driving.

Police said the cause of the accident is “driver inattention.”

All northbound lanes are now open and southbound lanes remain closed for crash cleanup. Drivers are encouraged to avoid the area.

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