from STAFF REPORTS
State Route 3 was shut down for several hours Thursday after a tractor-trailer caught fire in front of Central Park, just west of the Interstate 95 interchange.
A Fredericksburg alert was sent at 3:24 p.m. about a “vehicle fully involved on Route 3 in the area of Central Park.” Photographs of the blaze indicate the tractor-trailer carried hay bales, which were aflame.
The eastbound side of the highway opened one hour later.
Two westbound lanes remained closed as of 6:25 p.m. as crews continued clearing the debris from the scene.
At 5 p.m., there was another tractor-trailer crash that shut down westbound Route 3 in Spotsylvania County, near Andora Drive and Corter Avenue. The westbound lanes were still closed at 6:30 p.m.
Information was not immediately available regarding injuries or causes in either incident.
Scott Shenk: 540/374-5436