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UPDATE: I-79 South Reopens After Rockslide

UPDATE 10/14/13 @ 8:15 a.m.
MINK SHOALS, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Interstate 79 is back open to traffic after a rockslide caused an accident near Mink Shoals.

Emergency crews tell WSAZ.com the rock slide caused a multi-vehicle wreck when the rocks fell on the road.

Firefighters with the Pinch Fire Department tell WSAZ seven cars were involved in the accident.

No injuries have been reported.

Both southbound lanes were closed while crews cleaned up the mess.



UPDATE 10/14/13 @ 7:06 a.m.
MINK SHOALS, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- One southbound lane of Interstate 79 has reopened after being closed for about a half-hour following a rockslide.

The rock slide caused a multi-vehicle wreck when the rocks fell on the road.

Firefighters with the Pinch Fire Department tell WSAZ seven cars were involved in the accident.

No injuries have been reported.

Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for the latest information.



UPDATE 10/14/13 @ 6:51 a.m.
MINK SHOALS, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- One southbound lane of traffic on Interstate 79 has reopened after being closed for about a half-hour following a rockslide.

The rockslide caused a multi-car wreck. It's unknown what caused it to happen.

Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for the latest information.



ORIGINAL STORY 10/14/13 @ 6:38 a.m.
MINK SHOALS, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A rockslide has closed the southbound lanes of Interstate 79 at the Mink Shoals/Route 119 exit in Kanawha County.

Dispatchers say it happened about 6:30 a.m. Monday and caused a wreck involving multiple cars.

There's no word of any injuries.

We have a crew on the way to the scene.


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