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Tractor-trailer accident backing up traffic on I-79 near I-68

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MONONGALIA COUNTY, W.Va. (WDTV) – UPDATE 10/22/18 12:00PM
According to Mon County 911 officials, one lane has been reopened on I-79 after a tractor-trailer accident that caused cargo to spill into the roadway.

The Division of Highways is on the scene.

Stay with 5 News for further updates.

UPDATE 10/22/2018 8:40 a.m.
Crews are still on the scene clearing debris from the accident.

It appears that a shipment of lumber fell out of a tractor-trailer involved in the accident.

Four trucks were pulled over on the side of the road, but it appears only two were involved in the accident.

Stick with 5 News for more updates.

ORIGINAL STORY 10/22/2018 7:15 a.m.
Crews are on the scene of an accident involving multiple tractor-trailers on I-79 past the I-68 interchange, officials said, causing a traffic headache for the Monday morning commute.

According to West Virginia 511, the crash involved four tractor-trailers with cargo loss and fuel spill. It happened at mile marker 151.

One northbound lane is closed. Traffic is backed up as crews clean up the area. Officials advise drivers to expect delays.



911 dispatchers confirmed cargo spilled out of a tractor-trailer involved in the accident. They would not say if anyone was injured.

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