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Weather blamed for chain reaction crashes

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By Christopher Brooke, Reporter

LAMBSBURG — Three related wrecks on Interstate 77, blamed on the wet weather, tied up traffic for hours on Veterans Day in Carroll County.

A team of Virginia State Police troopers who responded to the scene were still sorting out the mess late Wednesday afternoon, but First Sgt. Mike Musser said a tractor-trailer hauling ceramic tiles overturned in heavy rain at about 9:30 a.m., causing a number of crashes behind it.

It's tiles were strewn over about 200 yards of the interstate near milemarker 3, and the tractor trailer got hit by at least three other vehicles.


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