Wise County

US Hwy 23 reopens after crash

WISE, Va. - UPDATE 10:20 a.m.:  Virginia State Police say US Highway 23 in Wise County, VA is open to traffic.

The road was closed for several hours Monday morning after two tractor trailers crash at the bottom of Indian Creek Mountain.

The trucks are owned by the same company and were hauling liquid Nitrogen.

Troopers say one of the trucks lost its brakes and rear ended the other truck.  One rig flipped over in the median and leaked approximately 1,000 gallons of liquid Nitrogen onto the ground.

One driver was taken to the hospital, but neither was seriously injured.


A busy road in Southwest Virginia is closed after a tractor trailer crash and chemical spill.
Virginia State Police say two tractor trailers crashed on U.S. Highway 23 just after 6 a.m. Monday morning at the bottom of Indian Creek Mountain.

One driver was taken to the hospital.

The trucks are from the same company and one is leaking liquid nitrogen.

Nearly 1,000 gallons have spilled.

Both north and south bound lanes of U.S. 23 are closed and traffic is being re-routed.

Virginia State Police say the road should reopen around 11 a.m. Monday morning.

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