Spotsylvania County

Northbound I-95 in Spotsylvania County Reopens After Tractor-Trailer Crash, Fire

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Northbound Interstate 95 has reopened after being shut down for six hours in Spotsylvania County after a tractor-trailer crashed and burst into flames.

Virginia State Police said that they responded at about 4:35 p.m. to a vehicle fire along I-95 at the 125 mile-marker in Spotsylvania County.

Police said a 2022 Freightliner tractor-trailer hauling 40,000 pounds of paper was traveling north when it suffered a mechanical issue which caused it to catch on fire.

The driver, a man from Virginia Beach, was not injured during the incident.

All traffic was diverted for several hours onto Route 1 at exit 118 in Thornburg and was allowed back on I-95 just south of Fredericksburg, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

Around 8 p.m., there were over seven miles of backups on the highway before the detour.

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