Black Ice Wreaks Havoc on the Roads in Region

By: Mike Waterhouse Email
By: Mike Waterhouse Email
Metro 911 reports more than 70 accidents between 6 a.m. and 8:30 a.m Monday morning in Kanawha County alone.  Pile-ups have been reported in other counties, too.  Check out the list of major accidents.

A Charleston Police cruiser was involved in an accident Monday morning on Greenbrier Street.

BOYD COUNTY
BOYD COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A school bus accident has been reported on Durbin Road in Boyd County, Kentucky.

Dispatchers say no children were on the bus, the driver is apparently injured.



LINCOLN COUNTY
LINCOLN COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Slick roads are causing problems for drivers in Lincoln County.

Route 3 at the West Hamlin Hill is closed due to black ice. Two vehicles have been involved in a crash. We’re told a DOH crew is on the way to salt the hill.

Route 10 is down to one lane at the Branchland Bridge. A 7-8 vehicle crash closed the bridge around 6:30 Monday morning. Crews have one lane open.

There were no injuries in either crash.



KANAWHA COUNTY
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Many roads are slick and shut down in Kanawha County Monday morning.

According to reports from Metro 911, between 6 a.m. and 8:30.a.m., there have been 34 accidents with no injuries, and 34 with injuries. Dispatchers blame all of the accidents on black ice.

Metro 911 reports that I-77 north and south is shut down in the Sissonville area due to multiple accidents in the area. Earlier, a 5-car-accident was reported near the Shadyside Tunnel on Pennsylvania Avenue near St. Albans.

Dispatchers tell WSAZ.com that a Charleston Police cruiser was involved in an accident on Greenbrier Street.

Below are the latest unconfirmed accident reports from Metro 911:

AUTO ACCIDENT WITH INJURIES reported at 9 I64 N in CHARLESTON on 11/24/08 08:57

AUTO ACCIDENT WITH INJURIES reported at 5 I79 NORTH in PINCH on 11/24/08 08:43

AUTO ACCIDENT WITH INJURIES reported at 600 OLD FORT ST in CEDAR GROVE on 11/24/08 08:32

AUTO ACCIDENT WITH INJURIES reported at CEDAR GROVE BRIDGE in CEDAR GROVE on 11/24/08 08:29

AUTO ACCIDENT WITH INJURIES reported at 1 RTE61 in EAST BANK on 11/24/08 08:28

AUTO ACCIDENT WITH INJURIES reported at 261 COOPERS CREEK RD in PINCH on 11/24/08 08:21

AUTO ACCIDENT WITH INJURIES reported at EDENS FORK RD in SISSONVILLE on 11/24/08 08:19

AUTO ACCIDENT WITH INJURIES reported at 285 RTE1 in SISSONVILLE on 11/24/08 08:17

AUTO ACCIDENT WITH INJURIES reported at 374 MARTINS BRANCH DR in SISSONVILLE on 11/24/08 08:11

AUTO ACCIDENT WITH INJURIES reported at 100 INDIAN CREEK RD in PINCH on 11/24/08 08:07

AUTO ACCIDENT WITH INJURIES reported at MAIN ST W // MACCORKLE AVE SW in WEST SIDE on 11/24/08 08:05

AUTO ACCIDENT WITH INJURIES reported at 1500 GREENBRIER ST in CHARLESTON on 11/24/08 08:05

AUTO ACCIDENT WITH INJURIES reported at 5 I79 NORTH in PINCH on 11/24/08 08:04

AUTO ACCIDENT WITH INJURIES reported at 200 STRAWBERRY RD in WEST SIDE on 11/24/08 08:02


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