Crash, oil spill inside HRBT causes eastbound shutdown

Credit: Hampton Division of Fire and Rescue

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — A dump truck crashed and spilled diesel oil inside the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel, causing a shutdown of eastbound lanes.

Hampton Fire officials say 20 gallons of diesel spilled inside the tunnel. Hampton Division of Fire and Rescue tweeted photos Wednesday afternoon of crews working to clear the spill.

Virginia State Police said the tunnel was expected to be shutdown for two hours due to the crash.

Traffic resumed on the eastbound side of the tunnel around 1:30 p.m.

Photos: Truck crashes, spills oil inside HRBT

Police say a GMC dump truck experienced a tire blowout, which caused the truck to crash into the wall of the tunnel. The driver of truck sustained minor injuries as a result of the crash.

VDOT says a detour has was set-up and motorist diverted at Settler’s Landing Road during the stoppage.

The North Island Tower VDOT camera showed motorists turning around before the tunnel shortly before noon.

Traffic was backed up as far as Pembroke Avenue Wednesday morning and into the noon lunch hour.

Traffic was also briefly stopped on the westbound side of the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel due to a disabled vehicle.

Photo Credit: VDOT
Photo Credit: VDOT

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