Overturned tractor trailer closes southbound I-81 exit ramp in Greenville

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AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) — Drivers expecting to head into the Greenville area from the southbound lanes of Interstate 81 should be prepared to take a detour Friday morning.

A tractor trailer overturned on an embankment between the entrance ramp and the interstate has closed the MM 213 exit ramp on the southbound side of the interstate. According to VDOT, Exit A is the one affected.

As of 11:45 a.m., it was unclear how long it would take for the scene to be cleared.

Police say the driver, identified as Willie Shon Carter, of Mississippi, was driving south on I-81 when he took the 213 exit, lost control, ran off the side of the road, hit the guardrail, and went down an embankment, overturning his tractor trailer in the process.

Carter, who was uninjured, is charged with reckless driving.