Route 7 West Reopens after Truck Accident

Picture 9A tractor-trailer crash shortly after 12:30pm on westbound Route 7 in Clarke County near Pine Grove was still snarling rush-hour traffic at 7:00pm. The semi-tractor trailer apparently jack-knifed temporarily blocking both lanes of westbound traffic. Motorists traveling into Clarke County were initially detoured through Pine Grove just after the accident occurred. Police were later able to move the vehicle clearing the left-hand lane in time to relieve some of commuter’s rush-hour frustration. At one point in the afternoon traffic had backed-up from Pine Grove to Purcellville.

Virginia State Police, Clarke County Sheriff’s Office and fire officials were still on the scene at 7:00pm. A large front end loader was also on scene to assist in unloading the truck’s cargo.

Clarke County Communications officials were not aware if any injuries occurred due to the crash.