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I-77 Reopens near Sissonville after Shutdown Due to Icy Conditions

Kanawha County Metro 911 tells WSAZ.com nearly a dozen accidents have been reported Monday.

(e-Reporter Photo / Tom Hunter)

UPDATE @ 10:30 a.m.
KANAWHA COUNTY,W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Interstate 77 has reopened after icy conditions forced crews to close the road.

The interstate was closed at 8:45 a.m. Monday near the Edens Fork exit.

Deputies say vehicles are unable to move in the area due to slick ice on the roadway.

The interstate reopened about 10 a.m. after crews were able to treat the roads.

Dozens of accidents were reported throughout the county on Monday due to click conditions. No one was seriously hurt.



UPDATE @ 8:44 a.m.
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The southbound lanes of Interstate 77 in Kanawha County are closed due to "extreme" road conditions.

The interstate was closed at 8:45 a.m. Monday near the Edens Fork exit.

Deputies say vehicles are unable to move in the area due to slick ice on the roadway.

Drivers are asked to exit southbound at Eden’s Fork.

Crews with the Department of Highways are on the way to treat the roads. However, there is no word on how long the road will be closed.

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ORIGINAL STORY
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Several accidents have been reported across Kanawha County due to snowy conditions.

Kanawha County Metro 911 tells WSAZ.com nearly a dozen accidents have been reported in the last hour.

No serious injuries have been reported, but dispatchers are urging drivers to use "extra caution" as they head out for work and school.

These accidents have delayed drivers in several locations, including Interstate 77 near the Sharon exit, MacCorkle Avenue in East Bank and Jefferson Road in South Charleston.

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