Chain-reaction crashes close I-95 in Stafford Co. for hours

A series of multi-vehicle crashes on I-95 in Stafford shut down the interstate Tuesday afternoon. (Courtesy Virginia State Police)
A series of multi-vehicle crashes on I-95 in Stafford shut down the interstate Tuesday afternoon. (Courtesy Virginia State Police) (Virginia State Police)
A series of multi-vehicle crashes on I-95 in Stafford shut down the interstate Tuesday afternoon. (Courtesy Virginia State Police)
A series of multi-vehicle crashes on I-95 in Stafford shut down the interstate Tuesday afternoon. (Courtesy Virginia State Police) (Virginia State Police)
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A series of multi-vehicle crashes on I-95 in Stafford shut down the interstate Tuesday afternoon. (Courtesy Virginia State Police)
A series of multi-vehicle crashes on I-95 in Stafford shut down the interstate Tuesday afternoon. (Courtesy Virginia State Police)

WASHINGTON — At least two tractor trailers were involved in multi-vehicle crashes around noon Tuesday that closed the southbound lanes of Interstate 95 in Stafford County, Virginia.

Virginia State Police say they responded to a series of chain-reaction crashes between exit 143 (Aquia/Garrisonville Road) and exit 140 (Courthouse Road). At least four people have non life-threatening injuries.

The results of the crash investigation were not immediately available. VDOT announced shortly after 4:30 p.m. that all southbound lanes of I-95 reopened, but major backups remained well after the usual rush hour, especially along Route 1, which served as the primary detour during the hours-long closure.

The area where the crash happened:

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