NORFOLK-- The left lanes of I-64 westbound near Military Highway were shut down for several hours following a tractor-trailer accident Wednesday.
The driver of the tractor-trailer said he was coming onto I-64 when the weight in his tractor shifted and overturned his rig. He says he was carrying several thousand pounds of wood flooring.
Witnesses say a car hit the jersey wall trying to avoid the overturned tractor-trailer. The driver of the car was taken to the hospital as a precaution.
VDOT opened the HOV lanes to all drivers to help alleviate traffic.
Officials say a heavy-duty wrecker and other equipment would be brought in to lift the truck due to the weight of the cargo.
The ramp from Military Highway to I-64 was also closed while they tried to clear the scene.