Interstate 64 closed at Mile 131 for hazmat incident

600px-I-64Interstate 64 eastbound is closed at mile marker 131 in Fluvanna County, just east of the Albemarle County line. A crash involving a fire truck and a tractor-trailer hauling hazardous materials occurred just after 7:30 a.m. A hazmat team is responding and estimates the closure will last several hours.

Motorists will be detoured off the interstate at exit 129 (Route 616, Black Cat Road) and directed to take Route 616 to Route 250 (Richmond Road) east. They will reenter I-64 at Zion Crossroads (mile marker 136).

Two separate incidents occurred this morning on I-64 westbound at mile markers 129 and 131. All westbound lanes are now open and traffic is moving.

Real-time road conditions and weather forecasts are available on VDOT’s traffic and travel website, The site also has live traffic camera images for many major highways, including Interstate 64, I-66 and Routes 29 and 250 in Central Virginia. Motorists can call 511 from any telephone in Virginia for road and traffic conditions on all major highways in the state. Call 1-800-367-7623 24 hours a day to report highway-related problems or request information about Virginia’s highways.

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