VDOT: Expect delays on Route 220 in Botetourt County for repairs from tractor-trailer accident

The accident happened Monday near the Alleghany County line

POSTED: 10:07 AM EDT Jul 08, 2013    UPDATED: 11:28 AM EDT Jul 10, 2013 
BOTETOURT COUNTY, Va. -

Drivers should be prepared for lane closures on Route 220 in Botetourt County following a tractor-trailer accident Monday.

The Virginia Department of Transportation needs to repair pavement and the guardrail damaged in Monday’s accident. The closure is near Route 727 (Fork Farm Road), just south of the Alleghany County. A lane of Route 220 south will be closed at times because of the repairs.

The work is expected to be done by July 19.

In the meantime, VDOT says you should expect delays.

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Original story from July 8

Part of Route 220 in Botetourt County is still down to one lane after a tractor-trailer accident on Monday morning.

Virginia State Police don't expect to have the road re-opened until Monday evening. The accident happened around 8 a.m., just south of the Alleghany County line, and near Route 727 (Fork Farm Road).

The tractor-trailer went down a 50-foot embankment. The driver was not hurt.

Crews are now unloading merchandise from the tractor-trailer into an empty tractor-trailer.

Before cleanup could begin, power crews had to remove three utility poles that were knocked down during the wreck.

Drivers are asked to watch for flaggers directing traffic in the area.

In a separate event, an apparent irate driver who was stuck in the traffic backup was arrested by police.