Wednesday Update – All Lanes on Rt. 7 at Blue Ridge Mountain Road Are Now Open

9:50 am Wednesday Morning: All Lanes on Rt. 7 at Blue Ridge Mountain Road in eastern Clarke County, Virginia are now open. The crash scene has been cleared.

9:00 am Wednesday Morning:  A serious accident that closed Virginia Route 7 in both directions for most of Tuesday evening and into the early hours of Wednesday morning appears to have resulted in at least one fatality.

Clarke Daily News is still awaiting an official accident summary from the Virginia State Police, however, radio traffic from emergency responders on-scene last night indicates that the two-truck accident resulted in at least one fatality. Two other  people involved in the accident were also injured but their condition is not known at this time. CDN is actively tracking this story and will post additional information as it becomes available.

8:00 pm – As reported by Virginia Department of Transportation motorists can expect potential delays due to a tractor trailer accident. The east left lane and right lane are closed. The west left lane and right lane are closed.

7:30 pm – A vehicle accident has closed westbound Route 7 at Va. 601 (Blue Ridge Mountain Road) as of  7:30pm. Emergency personnel on scene.


  1. Beth D. says:

    My sincerest thanks goes out to all our hard-working fire and rescue folks who have had a really tough week. You have worked in terrible heat and storms. THANK YOU! (thanks to the power and cable crews, too!)

  2. My sons were immediately behind this accident (rt 7 eastbound), but fortunately did not see the accident occur. Our sincerest prayers go out to the lady driving the overturned utility truck.

  3. At 10:15 pm They are turning east bound traffic around back to Berryville, about half way up the mountain. There is one lane open westbound. There is a large vehicle on its side in the median on the west side of the intersection of the intersection of Blueridge Mountain Road and Rt 7.

  4. Bocephus says:

    Any update on the occupants in the two vehicles?

    CDN Editor: Yes, updating story momentarily. Pictures soon.

  5. Just a note that today is Wednesday.

    CDN Editor: But it FEELS like Saturday… Thanks!

  6. i recieved a text from Loudoun County last night stating that the road would be closed for 6 hours in each direction for a crash investigation. They are only going to do that if someone was killed. God have mercy on their soul.

  7. Brian H. says:

    We passed it about five minutes after it occurred. The trailer pictured had appeared to have run over a truck in a utility crew convoy at the crest of Snicker’s Gap and was overturned. The trailer was blocking the westbound lanes and the crushed utility vehicle was blocking the eastbound lanes. Only a thin trail of westbound vehicles was getting through when emergency vehicles arrived. I felt very sorry for the victims and emergency responders who arrived on the scene only about 30 minutes before last night’s storm hit.