BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — 5/20/2020 9:20 a.m. UPDATE: Turnpike dispatchers confirmed one lane of that section of I-77 is now open.
Drivers are still encouraged to take caution and use a detour when travelling through the area.
BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — 5/20/2020 7:40 a.m. ORIGINAL STORY: An accident involving a tractor trailer temporarily shut down one of West Virginia’s busiest highways on Wednesday morning, May 20, 2020.
Turnpike dispatchers confirmed a tractor trailer rolled over on northbound I-77 near mile marker 43, between the Robert C. Byrd Drive and Harper Road exits. The accident caused the truck’s wood supply to spill over the roadway.
No injuries were reported, but both northbound lanes in that section of the turnpike are closed at this time. Dispatchers said the scene should be cleaned up and cleared within the next two hours. Drivers heading through the area are urged to use caution and find a detour.