I-79 Temporarily Closed in Roane County, W.Va. after Potential Explosive Threat

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

ROANE COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Interstate 79 was closed for less than an hour late Monday night after a tractor-trailer hauling explosives developed fuel line problems in Roane County, a West Virginia Homeland Security spokeswoman said.

The incident was reported about 10:30 p.m. Monday near the 25-mile marker. The interstate was closed temporarily in both directions.

The state Homeland Security spokeswoman said the interstate was shut down as a precaution, and there was no terrorist threat. She said the driver contacted the proper authorities.

No one was hurt, and the tractor-trailer was being hauled away for repairs.

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