UPDATE: W.Va. Turnpike Reopens after Crash Damages Road

By: Lauren Schmoll Email
By: Lauren Schmoll Email

UPDATE 4/9/13 @ 6:35 a.m.
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- All lanes of the West Virginia Turnpike are back open.

A crash in Fayette County near the Kanawha County line on Monday night had forced the closure of one of the southbound lanes.

Repairs had to be made to road, but the Turnpike Authority told WSAZ.com that all lanes of the Turnpike have now reopened.



UPDATE 4/8/13 @ 11:30 p.m.
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Traffic on the West Virginia Turnpike is moving again Monday night after the southbound lanes were closed for nearly two hours, according to the West Virginia Parkways.

A crash involving a tractor-trailer shut down the southbound lanes just before 7:30 p.m. Monday in Fayette County near the Kanawha County line.

No one was seriously hurt.

One southbound lane is back open. The other southbound lane could be closed up to 24 hours as crews repair damage to the road.

Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for the latest information.



ORIGINAL STORY
FAYETTE COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) --The southbound lanes of the West Virginia Turnpike are expected to re-open about 9:15 p.m. Monday after an accident involving a tractor-trailer and multiple other vehicles, a West Virginia Parkways spokesperson said.

Despite the serious-looking nature of the crash, only one person suffered minor injuries. That person was not taken to the hospital.

The crash was reported about 7:25 p.m. Monday near mile-marker 64 ½. That is near the Kanawha-Fayette county line.

The northbound lanes were not shut down, but traffic was moving slowly on that side because of motorists slowing down to see what was going on.


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