Truck fire closes I-77 northbound lanes

Raleigh County
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Emergency responders are on the scene of a tractor-trailer fire on the West Virginia Turnpike.  Both northbound lanes of I-77 were shut down at 4:05 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018.

The truck caught fire near Mile Marker 51.  That is between the North Beckley exit and the Mossy exit.  There is no word on whether or not anyone was injured as a result of the blaze.

Bradley-Prosperity Volunteer Fire Department is on the scene.  As of 4:30 p.m. there was no word on when the interstate will be reopened.

Travelers are advised to find a different route to their destinations until the scene can be cleared.  If you must stay on the interstate, drivers are asked to be patient and use caution.

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