MERCER COUNTY, WV (WVNS) — According to the WV Turnpike Authority, all northbound lanes of I-77 are back open after an earlier pickup truck fire.

The fire happened at mile marker 26, between Ghent and Princeton. No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is still be investigated.


MERCER COUNTY, WV (WVNS) — According to Turnpike Authority around 2 p.m. today, November 16, 2022, an incident occurred causing a vehicle to combust on Interstate 77.

Courtesy Patrol with the Turnpike Authority are on scene after a pickup truck burst into flames on mile marker 26 on I-77 North, between Ghent and Princeton. No injuries have been reported at this time.

Courtesy: 59News Photojournalist Larry Marrs

The right lane and shoulder are closed while the situation is assessed and cleared. Drivers are advised to take caution when passing the area.

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