UPDATE | Exit ramp reopens after tractor-trailer overturns

It happened just before 3 a.m. Tuesday.
It happened just before 3 a.m. Tuesday.(John Green/WSAZ)
Published: Nov. 22, 2022 at 4:05 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 22, 2022 at 6:18 AM EST
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UPDATE: 11/22/2022 @ 6:18 A.M.

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The Chelyan exit ramp on I-77 South in Kanawha County is back open Tuesday morning.

The exit ramp reopened around 6:15 a.m. following an overnight crash involving a tractor-trailer.

The semi truck overturned, shutting down the ramp for a little more than 3 hours.

Police believe the driver rounded the curve a little too fast, and overturned.

ORIGINAL STORY: 11/22/2022 @ 4:05 A.M.

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A tractor-trailer has overturned and shut down the Chelyan exit ramp in Kanawha County.

That’s according to Metro 911 dispatchers.

It happened just before 3 Tuesday morning on I-77 at the Chelyan south bound exit.

Right now, the exit ramp is shut down to traffic.

The Chesapeake Fire Department, East Bank Fire Department, WVSP Turnpike, and Kanawha County Ambulance are responding to the scene.

Police at the scene say the driver was exiting I-77 South at the Chelyan exit.

They believe the driver rounded the curve a little too fast, and overturned.

The driver had to be helped out of the cab, but he’s okay.

Crews are getting ready to put the semi on its wheels, but they’re unsure how long it’ll take to get the semi out of the exit ramp.

This is a developing story.

Keep checking the WSAZ App for the latest information.