WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (WAVY) - Miles of traffic congestion delayed westbound drivers on Interstate 64 in Williamsburg Friday evening.
Initially, both lanes of I-64 West at Busch Gardens were closed in the early evening due to a vehicle crash, according to Brooke Grow with the Virginia Department of Transportation.
As of about 7:30 p.m., both lanes were reopened, but traffic congestion continued to stretch for about five miles, according to a VDOT tweet. At about 8 p.m., a VDOT tweet said that the crash had been cleared, and at about 8:15 p.m., a VDOT tweet said there was no traffic delay.
Sgt. Anaya with Virginia State Police said the shutdown occurred because rescue workers' equipment was blocking the lanes. However, there were only minor injuries.
During the peak of traffic congestion due to the crash, vehicles were delayed for about 12 miles, stretching past the Jefferson Avenue exit. Grow said traffic was diverted at exit 242 B onto Route 199.
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