UPDATE: All Lanes Open on Route 29 in Amherst Co.

Photo credit: Jody Sprinkle

Amherst Co., VA - About 700 people are still without power in Amherst County after officials say a track hoe hit a power pole, causing lines to fall across Route 29. Police had to close down 29 in both directions near the Buffalo River Bridge just north of Amherst. Power crews were called to the scene just after 8 Tuesday morning.All lanes have since reopened and traffic is moving again as normal as crews continue to work on the pole.