UPDATE: I-64 Reopens after Power Line Repair

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

UPDATE 7/9/12 @ 4:30 p.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- All lanes of I-64 in Huntington have reopened.

Both west and east bound lanes were shut down for several hours to repair a power line that feel during the storm on Sunday.

Traffic was diverted off of the Hal Greer and 5th Street exits -- and cause major traffic woes for drivers.

All lanes are completely open at this time.



UPDATE 7/9/12 @ 2 p.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A portion of I-64 in Huntington is now closed so crews can repair a downed power line.

The power line fell Sunday afternoon during a storm. Crews were not able to repair the line due to severe weather.

All lanes between Exit 8 (WV 152 S/ WV 527 N - 5th Street East) and Exit 11(Hal Greer Boulevard/Downtown) are expected to be closed approximately an hour.

Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for the latest information.



UPDATE 7/9/12 @ 1:30 p.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- As of 1:30 p.m. crews had not closed the interstate to repair a downed power line. All lanes remain open at this time.



UPDATE 7/9/12 @ 10:52 a.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The West Virginia Division of Highways plans to close a section of I-64 in Huntington Monday afternoon so crews can repair a high intensity power line that crosses the interstate.

The power line fell Sunday afternoon during a storm. Crews were not able to repair the line due to severe weather.

All lanes between Exit 8 (WV 152 S/ WV 527 N - 5th Street East) and Exit 11(Hal Greer Boulevard/Downtown) will be closed beginning at approximately 12:30 p.m. Monday. The interstate is expected to be shut down for approximately an hour.

Westbound traffic will be detoured off the interstate at Exit 11 and can reenter at Exit 8. Eastbound traffic will be detoured off at Exit 8 and can reenter at Exit 11. Drivers can follow the “Truck Route” signs.

Please avoid the area if at all possible.



UPDATE 7/8/2012 4:30 p.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Emergency officials say Interstate 64 has reopened after power lines fell on the road. It happened after the first round of storms Sunday afternoon.

Traffic is once again moving in both directions.



ORIGINAL STORY 7/8/2012 @ 3:30 p.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Emergency officials in Cabell County have closed Interstate 64 after power lines fell near the 9 1/2 mile marker.

Traffic is backed up for quite a while, and drivers are asked to avoid the area. Emergency crews say a wreck near mile marker 6 heading eastbound is also causing issues.

Power crews have been called to the area, but there's still no word when the road may be reopened.

We'll continue following this story, and will bring you more information as it becomes available.


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