Fog and ice cause 69 cars to pile up on a highway in Virginia

YORK Co., Va. (WTKR) -- A multi-vehicle crash involving 69 vehicles shut down the westbound lanes of I-64 in York County Sunday morning, according to the Virginia State Police.

Fifty-one people were hurt and two of those are in critical condition.

According to VDOT Hampton Roads, the crash occurred at the Queens Creek Bridge before Camp Peary, exit 238, at 7:51 a.m. Traffic was detoured off the highway at Route 199, exit 242.

Another crash at the Queens Creek Bridge blocked a single eastbound lane on I-64, according to VDOT. Both lanes of I-64 E have reopened.

The Virginia State Police said fog and ice were present on the roadway at the time of the crash.

The roadway will be closed for an extended period of time.

The Virginia State Police is investigating the crash, and the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office and VDOT are on-scene assisting and rerouting traffic.

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