TRUCK LOSES LUMBER Northbound Lanes Of I-77 Near Edens Fork Reopen After Lumber Spill, Entrance Ramp Of Edens Fork Remains Closed
Reported by: Bethany Simmons
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Also Contributing: Bob Aaron
Reported: Oct. 2, 2012 8:27 AM EDT
Updated: Oct. 2, 2012 12:06 PM EDT
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, Kanawha County
, West Virginia
A truck hauling about 49,000 pounds of lumber lost its load Tuesday morning along a portion of I-77.
Dispatchers say it happened about 8 a.m. in the north bound lanes near the Edens Fork exit in the Sissonville area of Kanawha County.
Eyewitness News has learned the driver of the truck, Larry Ward, of Morning Sun, Iowa, was traveling from Georgia to Ohio when he apparently lost control of the vehicle. The trailer overturned and the lumber spilled onto the interstate. Ward was not hurt.
Northbound traffic was rerouted off of the Edens Fork exit until about 10 a.m. when traveling reportedly resumed as normal. Dispatchers say the entrance ramp at Edens Fork is expected to be closed for the rest of the day Tuesday.