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Slick roads affecting traffic and school bus routes

Ice is being blamed for many of the crashes Thursday morning.
Ice is being blamed for many of the crashes Thursday morning.(Ricardo Ribeiro)
Published: Apr. 22, 2021 at 6:09 AM EDT
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UPDATE 4/22/21 8:52 a.m

CABELL COUNTY, W.Va. - Several crashes were reported along I-64 in Cabell County Thursday morning.

According to Milton Police, the accidents began around 4 a.m.

Seven different crashes happened between milemarker 21 to milemarker 29.

Police say this is due to black ice on the overpass.

One person was injured in a wreck at the 22 milemarker. There was also a rollover at milemarker 26 west. Other accidents happened at milemarker 25, 27 and 29.

Traffic issues also affected school bus pickup. The Cabell County School system says pickup for students at Milton Elementary, Ona Elementary and Culloden Elementary will be delayed due to the traffic issues. The school system said students will be picked up, just later than normal.

As of 8:56 a.m., there is a crash at the 18 milemarker in the westbound lanes, according to WV 511.

Keep checking the WSAZ App for the latest information.

UPDATE 4/22/21 7:49 a.m.

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Traffic issues due to the back ice are affecting school bus pickup in Cabell County.

The Cabell County School system says pickup for students at Milton Elementary, Ona Elementary and Culloden Elementary will be delayed due to the traffic issues.

The school system said students will be picked up, just later than normal.

Keep checking the WSAZ APP for the latest information.

UPDATE 4/22/21 6:30 a.m.

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Cabell County dispatchers say that I-64 is now closed in the eastbound direction after several crashes on one bridge.

It’s near Cabell Midland High School at mile marker 22.

Westbound traffic is moving, however, another crash at mile maker 26...closer to Milton...saw a car spin out of control and roll over several times.

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Several crashes are being reported Thursday morning due to ice on roadways.

Many of those wrecks are on I-64 in Cabell County between mile markers 21 and 28.

According to the Milton Police Department, there were seven crashes in just a matter of an hour Thursday morning.

There were two crashes along I-64, one in the eastbound lanes near Ona and another further east just past the Milton interchange in the westbound lanes.

Both were single car crashes. No one was hurt.

One of two westbound lanes of traffic closer to Milton was closed because of a wrecker removing a car.

A car rolled over at the 27 mile marker of I-64. Crews did take someone to the hospital with a head injury. There was also another crash at the 25 mile marker.

A single-vehicle rollover crash also occurred on the 31st Street Bridge in Huntington.

Drivers are dealing with fog which turns to ice once it’s on the pavement.

The bridges and ramps are especially slick.

Crews from the Department of Highways are laying salt on the roads because of ice.

Drivers are being urged to slow down and allow extra time to get to their destination.

Keep checking the WSAZ APP for the latest information.

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