Tractor-trailer crash shuts down part of Whaleyville Boulevard in Suffolk

(Photo: Suffolk Police)

SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Police say a tractor-trailer crash has closed part of Whaleyville Boulevard southbound in Suffolk.

Emergency crews were called to the scene of the accident at 10:44 a.m. Monday.

Police say it appears the driver ran off the right side of the roadway, causing the trailer to slide down into the ditch. The truck then overturned into the ditch, causing the load of spooled wire to break free and spill into a field.

A part of Whaleyville Boulevard was shut down and traffic was being alternated. However, a detour is in place now as crews offload the remaining spools of wire so the truck can be moved upright again.

Whaleyville Boulevard between Collins Road and Drum Hill Road is currently closed with a detour in place.  The closure is expected until about 5:30 p.m.

The driver, a man, was not injured. He was charged with failing to maintain his lane of travel.

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