Overturned tanker truck causing traffic headaches in Roanoke, driver charged

SALEM, Va. (WSET) — An overturned tanker truck hauling diesel fuel is causing major traffic impacts at the Orange Avenue (Route 460) and Interstate 581 interchange in Roanoke. VDOT is asking motorists should be aware of the following:

  • Exit 4E (Roanoke) on I-581 is closed with the ramps to and from Orange Avenue shut down.
  • Both eastbound lanes of Orange Avenue (Route 460) are blocked at the I-581 interchange.

At this time, there is no estimated time for reopening exit 4E or eastbound Orange Avenue.
VDOT is asking driver to avoid this area and use alternate routes.

State Police said the driver of the tanker truck, Renee Williams, 38 of Roanoke, was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injures.

She’s charged with defective brakes on her vehicle.

Police did say the truck belonged to Kinder Morgan SE Terminals LLC, in Roanoke.

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