Boat falls off trailer in crash on I-664S

Courtesy: Xavier Garcia Ruiz

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – A crash inside the Monitor Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel involving a boat, blocked all southbound lanes for a couple hours Thursday afternoon.

State Police say the call came in at 3:02 p.m. for a two-vehicle accident on southbound I-664. Spokesperson Corinne Geller said it appears a trailer carrying a boat came apart from the vehicle towing it. A picture from a WAVY TV 10 viewer shows the boat inside the tunnel, blocking both lanes.

VDOT closed the northbound lanes briefly to get the tow truck to the southbound lanes.

Traffic was being diverted onto Terminal Boulevard until the crash was cleared and lanes reopened, around 4:45 p.m.

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