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I-77 South Reopens After Separate Crashes in Charleston

UPDATE 9/11/13 @ 9:15 a.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- I-77 South is back open in Charleston after separate car crashes.

The first one happened near the Westmoreland exit about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Four cars were involved but no one was hurt.

The second happened about a quarter of a mile past the first accident.

Police tell WSAZ.com, the truck was carrying steel when some spill into the roadway,

Both accidents have been cleaned up and traffic is moving smoothly again in the area.



ORIGINAL STORY 9/11/13 @ 8:30 a.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A portion of Interstate 77 in Charleston is shut down following a four vehicle accident.

The accident was reported about 8:30 a.m. just past the Westmoreland entrance ramp.

Right now, one southbound lane is closed in the area.

Charleston Police say there are no injuries in the crash.

No word on what caused the accident.

Emergency crews are also working a second accident about a quarter of a mile past the first accident.

In this crash, a tractor tractor carrying bundles of steel lost part of its load.

Police say the snaps holding the bundles broke, causing the steel to fall on the road.

One southbound lane is closed in that area as well.

We have a crew at the scene. Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for the latest information.


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