Tractor-trailer hauling sweet potatoes overturns on MLK Expressway

Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — An overturned tractor-trailer blocked all westbound lanes of the MLK Expressway (VA-164) near London Blvd. in Portsmouth Tuesday afternoon.

VDOT traffic cameras showed the truck, which was carrying sweet potatoes, flipped on its left side. Dispatchers got the call at 3:11 p.m. and say the driver was able to get out. The driver was then taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital for treatment, Portsmouth EMS officials say. 

It took a couple hours to remove the tractor-trailer from the roadway.

Stay with WAVY.com for updates on this developing story. 

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