UPDATE: Motorists urged to use caution on 'troubled stretch' of U.S. 35

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UPDATE 3/22/17 @ 6:15 p.m.
PUTNAM COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- After the latest crash on a troubled stretch of U.S. 35, officials are urging everyone to slow down.

A truck rolled over Tuesday night near the Buffalo Bridge. This accident shut the road down for hours.

The West Virginia Department of Transportation said there have been five crashes at that intersection since 2014.

Rumble strips and extra signage were put up in 2013.

As WSAZ has previously reported, before those warning signals were installed 10 trucks had rolled over in that area between 2008 to 2013.

Since drivers are given the heads up to slow down, officials say the responsibility falls on the person behind the wheel.

"Slow down and get to where you are going safely," Lt. Bill Harrison with the Putnam County Sheriff's Department said Wednesday.



UPDATE 3/22/17 @ 2:48 a.m.
PUTNAM COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- All lanes of Rt. 35 are back open in Putnam County near the Buffalo Bridge after a tractor trailer crashed, turning on its side.

The driver was not injured.

The Winfield Fire Department tells WSAZ that the driver, "didn't make the turn" causing the truck, which was carrying spools of wire, to turn over.

The road re-opened at 2:45 Wednesday morning.



UPDATE 3/21/2017 @ 11:40 p.m.
PUTNAM COUNTY, W. Va. (WSAZ) --Traffic is being diverted on Route 35 near the Buffalo Bridge after a tractor trailer rolled over.

Dispatchers say it happened around 9 p.m. Tuesday.

The Winfield Fire Department tells WSAZ that the driver, "didn't make the turn" causing the truck, which was carrying spools of wire, to roll over. The driver was not hurt and did not need any treatment.

Firefighters and the Putnam County Sheriff's Department are currently directing traffic through one lane of Route 35 while crews clean up the wreck.

There's no word yet on when the road will re-open.

Keep checking WSAZ Mobile and WSAZ.com for more updates as they become more available.



ORIGINAL STORY 3/21/2017 @ 10:32 p.m.
PUTNAM COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Route 35 near the Buffalo Bridge in Putnam County is closed due to a tractor trailer rollover.

According to dispatchers it happened at about 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday.

They say the tractor trailer was the only vehicle involved.

No injuries have been reported at this time.

There's no word on when the road will reopen.

We have a crew headed to the scene.

Keep clicking WSAZ Mobile and WSAZ.com for the latest updates.



 
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