Monday, October 18, 2010

Two Major Accidents In Virginia Over Weekend

Saturday morning at 7:40 an empty trailer became uncoupled from it's tractor and fell into the Chesapeake Bay. The accident occured at mile post 12 on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel.

There were no injuries.

The tractor trailer was headed to North Carolina on the southbound trestle when the fifth wheel hitch failed and the trailer became separated from the rig careened across the guard rail and fell into the bay. The accident occurred at mile post 12.

According to Bridge Tunnel Chief Executive Officer Jeff Holland, the trailer then drifted east under the northbound trestle and then sunk. Rough waters on Saturday prevented salvage of the empty trailer.Traffic on Southbound lane of the CBBT was halted for approximately 35 minutes.

Meanwhile, an accident on Rt. 13 near Nandua High School closed Rt. 13 South of Onley for several hours. Traffic had to be rerouted around the accident and was not back to normal for several hours.


Anonymous said...

FYI Jeff Holland, Chief Executive Officer of the CBBT, is a hometown boy. He grew up in New Church and is a graduate of Broadwater Academy and Virginia Tech. His family still resides in New Church.

Anonymous said...

I know I'm a little late...but this picture is not of CBBT. This may be a picture of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, but that is in a completely different state than the Chesapeake Bay Bridge TUNNEL.