Update: I-64 in York County back open after tractor-trailer crash closes westbound lanes Wednesday

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Westbound Interstate 64 in York County was closed about five hours Wednesday after two tractor-trailers crashed, officials said.

The crash happened near mile marker 238 about 1:15 p.m., according to Virginia State Police spokeswoman Sgt. Michelle Anaya. 

Troopers reported minor injuries in that crash, she said.

The road was shut down because the tractor-trailers were blocking both lanes in the work zone. There was also a fuel spill that required a hazmat response, she said. 

The westbound lanes were closed, and a detour was put in place at Colonial Parkway shortly before 2 p.m., according to a Virginia Department of Transportation traffic alert.  

The interstate reopened shortly before 7 p.m., and updated alert said.

Virginia State Police responded to a separate crash on Barlow Road in Williamsburg about the same time as troopers were responding to the crash on the interstate, Anaya said.

A gray Chevy ran off Barlow Road and crashed into a tree. A blown out tire caused the crash, she said. A pregnant female was airlifted to MCV hospital. The female and unborn child are fine, Anaya said. 

Previously, 2 p.m.

All westbound lanes are closed on I-64 in York County due to a crash, according to VDOT.

Virginia State Police are investigating two crashes with injuries, according to spokeswomen Sgt. Michelle Anaya. A helicopter was requested to the scene, she said.

The crash is near the Busch Gardens exit. A detour is in place at exit 242A.

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