UPDATE 4/13/2023 11:56 P.M.: Dispatchers confirm with 59News that the accident has been deemed double-fatal, however the names of those involved are not yet being released. All lanes have reopened.

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UPDATE 4/13/2023 11:20 P.M.: Dispatchers tell 59News that all lanes both north and southbound of Interstate 77 are closed due to a two-vehicle accident.

Southbound lanes are closed between mile marker 28 and mile marker 40. Traffic is being diverted to I-64.

There is no timeline for when the road will reopen.

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RALEIGH COUNTY, WV (WVNS)– Both lanes of Interstate 77 northbound are closed due to a two-car crash near mile marker 37 between Ghent and Beckley.

According to dispatchers, the call came in just after 6:30 p.m. on April 13, 2023.

At least two people were taken to a local hospital with injuries.

Jan Care EMS, Ghent EMS, Ghent Fire Department and Beaver Fire Department all responded. West Virginia Turnpike Police are investigating.

Drivers are asked to avoid the area.

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