Caution — wet paint: Gallons of paint coat Route 1 at Prince William Pkwy after crash

Paint is spilled at the site of a crash on Route 1 at Prince William Parkway on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. (Courtesy Virginia Department of Transportation)
Paint is spilled at the site of a crash on Route 1 at Prince William Parkway on Wednesday, May 20, 2020.

This Chopper4 image shows thousands of gallons of spilled paint on Route 1 at the Prince William Parkway intersection on May 20, 2020.
This Chopper4 image shows thousands of gallons of spilled paint on Route 1 at the Prince William Parkway intersection on Wednesday, May 20, 2020.

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Paint is spilled at the site of a crash on Route 1 at Prince William Parkway on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. (Courtesy Virginia Department of Transportation)
This Chopper4 image shows thousands of gallons of spilled paint on Route 1 at the Prince William Parkway intersection on May 20, 2020.

Drivers in Woodbridge, Virginia, faced delays Wednesday on Route 1 at Prince William Parkway after a multi-vehicle crash involving a tractor-trailer sent thousands of gallons of paint to splatter on the roadway.

The 10-vehicle crash included a tractor-trailer that was carrying the paint. The roadway was coated in light-blue paint, debris and other liquid in the roadway, according to Virginia’s Department of Transportation.

VDOT tweeted about the crash around 10 a.m., and then later warned that a hazmat team could be needed to clean the area.

With the cleanup finished, lanes reopened just before 3 p.m.

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