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.