EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSTractor-Trailer Wreck Causes Major I-64 Shutdown
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Reported by: Tiersa Davis
Web Producer: Taisha Walker
Also Contributing: Taisha Walker, Katelyn Sykes
Reported: Oct. 17, 2013 4:52 AM EDT
Updated: Oct. 18, 2013 12:28 PM EDT
Huntington , Cabell County , West Virginia
Nearly 12 hours after a tractor-trailer crashed on Interstate 64 near Huntington, one westbound lane has opened to allow some traffic through.
The tractor-trailer overturned around 4:15 a.m. Thursday on I-64 between the 5th Street and Hal Greer Exits. The driver was not injured in the crash.
It was hauling mail from Charleston to Ashland. Emergency crews worked to clear nearly 100 gallons of diesel that spilled onto the highway.
The left westbound lane has reopened to allow some traffic to pass. It is not known at this time when the accident will be cleared.
Crews continue to clear a tractor-trailer that overturned, spilling diesel on Interstate 64 near Huntington Thursday morning.
The tractor-trailer hauling mail from Charleston to Ashland overturned in the westbound lanes of I-64 between the 5th Street Exit and Hal Greer Exit around 4:15 a.m. on Thursday. Firefighters on the scene said nearly 100 gallons of diesel was spilled. The Department of Highways spread sand across the roadways as crews continue to clear the spillage.
Postal inspectors are on the scene to determine what to do with the mail the truck was hauling. The mail may be sent to a sorting center in Huntington or Ashland.
Firefighters believe the road will remain closed for at least a couple more hours. The driver of the truck was not injured.
An accident involving two tractor-trailers shut down two westbound lanes of Interstate 64 near mile marker 9.5 Thursday morning.
One of the tractors overturned between the 5th Street East and Hall Greer Boulevard exits as a result of the wreck, according Cabell County 911 dispatchers. Dispatchers are not sure what the truck driver was hauling at the time of the 4:15 a.m. accident.
No one was transported to the hospital.
The interstate is expected to be shut down for several hours as crews work to clean up the mess. Dispatchers said some fuel was also spilled during the wreck.
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