EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSTURNPIKE REOPENS
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Turnpike Reopened At West Virginia-Virginia Line After Multiple Tractor-Trailer Wreck
Reported by: Bethany Simmons
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Reported: Jan. 18, 2013 8:29 AM EST
Updated: Jan. 18, 2013 12:36 PM EST
Princeton , West Virginia
Traffic was flowing again Friday morning on the West Virginia Turnpike near the West Virginia-Virginia line after all lanes were reopened following a multiple tractor-trailer accident crash just south of the Turnpike late Thursday night.
A Turnpike dispatcher said traffic was reopened at about 9:45 a.m. Traffic had been diverted starting at about 8:10 p.m. Thursday off the Princeton exit at the nine-mile marker near the Turnpike Tunnel and the West Virginia-Virginia line.
People traveling along the West Virginia Turnpike were being rerouted after multiple tractor-trailers crashed just south of the Turnpike late Thursday night.
The heavy snow had traffic along I-77 in Virgina, frozen in its tracks Friday morning. State highway message boards were flashing messages that the roadway was closed at the state border. Motorists were being redirected off of the Princeton exit.
The roadway is closed all the way to Wytheville, Va., and it was not clear when it would reopen.
Some cars were stuck this morning and road crews could not clear the roads until they move those vehicles. Keep checking wchstv.com for updates.
* This picture of the Turnpike, submitted to the WCHS Facebook page Thursday, is courtesy of Tabitha Lawrence.
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