UPDATE 7 P.M.: U.S. 33 West Reopens Following Crash

Single-Car Wreck Shuts Down Highway For Hours

Posted: December 3, 2013

HARRISONBURG — U.S. 33 west of Harrisonburg is now reopen to traffic after being closed most of the day due to a traffic crash that downed utility lines.

According to the Virginia Department of Transportation, the highway is open after being closed for the entire afternoon and part of the evening.

A Harrisonburg man has been charged with drunken driving in connection with this traffic crash.

Deshon Bynum, 40, was not injured in the crash, which occurred at about 12:30 p.m. when Bynum’s 1992 Toyota sedan veered off the right side of the road and crashed into a utility pole, according to the Virginia State Police.

Police say Bynum was alone in the vehicle.

The impact sent utility lines crashing into the roadway near Dale Enterprise Road, leading to the closure of U.S. 33 in both directions, according to VDOT.

Sgt. Les Tyler, spokesman for the state police, said the utility lines belong to Comcast and Dominion Virginia Power.

Dominion reported 43 outages in Rockingham County as of 6:10 p.m.

Traffic was detoured around the scene of the crash for several hours.

Read the full report in tomorrow’s print and online editions of the Daily News-Record.

 


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