EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSI-64 Westbound In Huntington Re-Opens Following Accident
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Reported by: Heath Harrison
Web Producer: Heath Harrison
Reported: Aug. 23, 2013 5:50 PM EDT
Updated: Aug. 24, 2013 4:52 AM EDT
Huntington , Cabell County , West Virginia
An accident involving a tractor trailer put traffic on Interstate 64 in Cabell County at a standstill for two hours Friday.
The accident occurred in the westbound lanes between the Hal Greer and 29th Street exits at about 5 p.m.
Police said the driver of a special metals semi was driving through a construction zone and hit a guard rail.
Instead of driving into oncoming traffic, the driver continued to go into the guard rail and became stuck.
The driver was taken to the hospital as a precaution. The highway has re-opened.
Interstate 64 westbound in Huntington was shut down Friday due to an overturned tractor trailer.
The accident occurred near the 13 1/2 mile marker.
The westbound lanes will be shut down from the11 to 15 mile markers until 8:30 p.m., according to Cabell County 911.
No one was reported injured. Crews were working to clear the scene.
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