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UPDATE | I-64 West reopen in Barboursville area; traffic still congested

Published: Mar. 2, 2021 at 6:37 PM EST
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UPDATE 3/2/21 @ 8:30 p.m.

BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Interstate 64 West is back open Tuesday night in the Barboursville area, but traffic is still backed up and drivers are urged to use extreme caution.

Cabell County 911 dispatchers say the interstate reopened after a situation earlier in the evening involving a stranded motorist. Traffic was backed up for miles west of that incident near the Merritts Creek exit (Exit 18).

A crash Tuesday evening has closed Interstate 64 West near the Merritts Creek exit in...
A crash Tuesday evening has closed Interstate 64 West near the Merritts Creek exit in Barboursville(WSAZ News Staff)

Additional details are unavailable about the incident.

During a WSAZ Now Desk interview Tuesday night with Tim Irr, Barboursville Mayor Chris Tatum said ongoing construction in the work zone in that area was expected to make driving slow going.

ORIGINAL STORY

BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A traffic situation Tuesday evening has closed Interstate 64 West near the Merritts Creek exit, Cabell County 911 dispatchers say.

It happened just beyond Exit 18.

We were notified about the situation just before 6:30 p.m. Dispatchers say it appears to be connected to a stranded motorist.

Additional details are unavailable at this time, including if anyone was hurt.

Traffic is extremely backed up in that area, and drivers are encouraged to find alternate routes.

Keep checking the WSAZ app for the latest information.

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