Pile-up on I-95 closes southbound lanes

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Beginning shortly before 12 p.m. today, Virginia State Police responded to a series of chain-reaction, multi-vehicle crashes in  the southbound lanes of Interstate 95 stretching from the 143 to the 141 mile markers in Stafford County.
There are several tractor-trailers and passenger vehicles involved in five separate crashes. At least four people have reported injuries — but none that appear to be life-threatening. The causes of the crashes are under investigation.

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As of about 3 p.m., the southbound lanes of I-95 were closed as VDOT, State Police and tow trucks worked to clear the wrecked vehicles from the highway. Southbound traffic is being detoured off the interstate at Exit 143A.

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