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One lane reopens after wreck caused by icy conditions shut down interstate

Slick, icy conditions causing crashes on I-79.
Slick, icy conditions causing crashes on I-79.(Michael Drennen)
Published: Apr. 2, 2021 at 6:47 AM EDT
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FLATWOODS, W.Va. (WSAZ) - One south bound lane of I-79 is now open, but traffic is moving extremely slow.

Road conditions on I-79 in Braxton County are slick.

Southbound lanes are backed up to north of the Flatwoods interchange.

No word yet when all southbound lanes will reopen.

Several vehicles crashes due to the slick road conditions.

Keep checking the WSAZ App for the latest information.

FLATWOODS, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Braxton County dispatchers tell WSAZ a multi-car crash caused by ice shut down I-79 southbound near Flatwoods, West Virginia early Friday morning.

The northbound lanes of I-79 are moving slowly.

First responders were having trouble getting to the scene because of the ice.

Thankfully, no one was hurt in the crash. Braxton dispatchers say three tractor trailers were involved in the crash and at least one car.

Traffic is being diverted from I-79 to Route 5 to Burnsville.

Use caution if you are moving through this area.

The WV Department of Highways estimates I-79 south at mile marker 67 won’t reopen until noon on Friday.

WSAZ has a crew heading to the scene.

Keep checking the latest information on the WSAZ App.

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