Truck crash

An overturned tractor-trailer that was hauling milk blocks U.S. 15 late Tuesday afternoon near The Culpeper retirement home west of town.

An overturned tractor-trailer closed U.S. 15, in both directions, near The Culpeper retirement home west of the town of Culpeper Tuesday during rush hour.

The road was expected to remain closed for several hours after a milk truck’s accident between U.S. 29 and State Route 299 (Madison Road).

The crash happened about 5 p.m. The driver reportedly had minor injuries.

The U.S. 15 and Route 299 intersection opened to traffic fairly soon, withmotorists traveling south getting on southbound U.S. 15 via Route 299.

Northbound drivers heading toward Culpeper also also used Route 299 to detour around the crash.

Updates and other real-time travel information can be found on the 511 Virginia website, the free VDOT 511 mobile app or by calling 511 from any phone in Virginia.

Local updates are also posted to Twitter.com/VaDOTCulp.

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