State Police: I-77 closed due to crash at East River Tunnel

At 2:44 p.m. Wednesday (Nov. 6), Virginia State Police responded to a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 77 just outside the East River Tunnel in Bland County. A tractor-trailer traveling south on I-77 jackknifed just as it exited the tunnel. The driver was not injured in the crash, but the trailer was damaged in the crash and is now leaking its liquid contents. Bland County Emergency Management and the Virginia Department of Transportation are both on scene. The northbound and southbound lanes of I-77 are closed at this time. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.