Semi crash to create major delays on interstate

UPDATE 10:30 a.m. 9/1/2022

BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. (WSAZ) — 1 westbound lane in a development zone together I-64 is closed Thursday as highway crews assess damage to a barrier wall soon after an accident involving a tractor-trailer.

The tractor-trailer obtained stuck Wednesday night on I-64 in the vicinity of the Huntington Mall exit.

Tractor-trailer crash closes I-64 lane

The incident occurred at about 8 p.m. as the semi truck carrying an oversize load tried to negotiate the contraflow lane. The truck was hauling a massive machine when it strike the barrier wall.

“His permit didn’t allow for him to be traveling there,” explained District 1 Engineer Rob Pennington, P.E.

Wrecker crews are nonetheless hoping to extricate the truck.

One particular westbound lane and both of those eastbound lanes are open.

The incident occurred about 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022, when a truck carrying an oversize...
The incident transpired about 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022, when a truck carrying an oversize load attempted to negotiate the contraflow lane.(West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH))
Rollover crash near Huntington Mall exit temporarily affects I-64 West traffic
Rollover crash close to Huntington Shopping mall exit briefly affects I-64 West website traffic(WSAZ/Raegan Williams)

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BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. (WSAZ) — Targeted visitors on I-64 Westbound in Cabell County is predicted to be a mess Thursday morning.

It arrives following a semi-truck crashed into the correct contra-move lane of I-64 in the vicinity of the Huntington Mall.

The crash transpired just right after 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, but is expected to impression targeted visitors all over the day Thursday.

Cabell County 911 dispatchers say the slow lane is closed ideal at the split the place the contraflow lanes commence.

They say a 14 ft. extensive tractor trailer tried out to use the ideal lane, which has boundaries that are only 11 ft. huge.

As of 5:00 a.m., the semi truck was nevertheless on the street, and crews are even now at the scene.

The Huntington Shopping mall entrance and exit ramps at I-64 Westbound are closed.

The Merritt’s Creek I-64 Westbound exit is closed, but the on-ramp is open up to visitors.

Motorists on I-64 Westbound can either choose the Milton exit to U.S. 60, and can rejoin I-64 at the Merritt’s Creek onramp, or they can stay on I-64 Westbound and get off at the 29th Avenue exit.

Crews are hoping to get the semi-truck unstuck Thursday.

About a mile of concrete limitations have been destroyed, dispatchers say.

Be all set to expect delays on U.S. 60 as nicely as it’s the only detour at this point.

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