12/2 UPDATE: The driver of the rig that overturned in Isle of Wight County has been charged with failure to maintain his vehicle, said State Police spokeswoman Sgt. Michelle Anaya.
1:48 p.m.UPDATE: The 18-wheeler was hauling hogs to market from Goldsboro Hog Farm in Goldsboro, North Carolina. Of the approximately 180 hogs in the truck, approximately 80 died as a result of the accident. No hogs escaped from the trailer.
The road should be open again by 3:00 p.m., officials hoped.
SUFFOLK-Police in Suffolk and Isle of Wight County were busy Friday dealing with tractor-trailers that went off the road.
Skid marks show the path of a tractor-trailer that went off the road and into the guardrail around 7:10 a.m. Friday in the 6400 block of Holland Road. The driver wasn't hurt, Suffolk Police said.
Around 7:00 a.m., a rig hauling 80 hogs overturned in the 5900 block of Rt. 10/Godwin Blvd. in the Chuckatuck area. Police said the crash pulled down power lines and Verizon phone lines.
A detour is in place - Route 10 to Oliver Drive to Longview to Everets Road and back to Route 10, VDOT reported.
The driver, Antonio Marquez of Goldsboro, NC, has been charged with Reckless Driving and Failure to Maintain Control.
Around 11:15 a.m., in Isle of Wight County, a tractor-trailer loaded with scrap metal overturned. The Sheriff's Office said much of the load spilled across Rt. 17 at Brewers Neck Road in the Carrollton area. The intersection was closed for a short time. Then the exit ramps from Rt. 17 both north and south to Rt. 258 were still blocked at 12:30 p.m.
None of the drivers was hurt.