Tractor trailer hauling trash overturns on exit ramp from Powhite south to Chippenham

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A tractor trailer hauling trash overturned on the exit ramp from Powhite Parkway south to Chippenham Parkway south in Chesterfield County Friday morning.

As a result, the exit ramp was closed for nearly seven hours as crews cleaned up the spilled trash. As of 2:30 p.m., the Virginia Department of Transportation says the ramp has reopened.

Virginia State Police responded to the crash around 7:20 a.m. VSP spokesperson Sgt. Keeli Hill said the trooper’s preliminary investigation revealed that the driver of the tractor trailer was unable to merge in a lane on Powhite and was forced to take the ramp to Chippenham. The weight of the load shifted forcing the tractor and trailer to overturn.

No injuries were reported and the crash remains under investigation.

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