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UPDATE: Slick Roads Lead to Accidents on I-64 in Huntington Area

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email


CABELL COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) – Cabell County dispatchers say there have not been any other accidents on I-64 since the big rash of them Friday afternoon.

Salt trucks and plows were out all afternoon and evening treating the roads.

Parts of the interstate were shut down in the afternoon as crews responded to dozens of accidents.

Many back-roads haven’t been treated.

Bertha Angle lives on Sheline Place near Salt Rock, which was still covered with snow late Friday night.

She had to cancel her doctor’s appointment Friday, afraid if she risked driving in the slick conditions, she’d need more than a checkup.

"It's nerve racking and everything to have to drive in bad weather like that," she said.



UPDATE 1/25/13 @ 3:05 p.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Polcie and dispatchers are urging drivers to stay clear of I-64 in the Huntington area to due multiple weather related crashes.

Dispatchers tell WSAZ.com that the highway is "extremely slick."

Earlier Huntington Police closed down many of the entrance ramps between Kenova and Barboursville.

At 2:30 p.m, several accidents near the 15 mile marker shut down the westbound lanes at the Merritts Creek exit (18). Traffic is again moving slowly in that area.

Huntington Police say there have been more than 60 accidents reported along the interstate since 1 p.m.

One happened in the westbound lanes, near the 5.5 mile marker, in West Huntington right before noon. It involved a tractor trailer and the interstate was shut down for a short time to clear the scene.

Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for the latest on this story.



ORIGINAL STORY 1/25/13 @ 12:30 p.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A crash involving several vehicles has closed the westbound lanes of I-64 in West Huntington.

The accident is near the 5.5 mile marker.

Cabell 911 says westbound traffic is be diverted off the Interstate at the West 17th Exit.

Several accidents have been reported on I-64 in the Huntington area in the past hour.

Police report I-64 is getting slick in many places.

Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for the latest information.


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