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UPDATE: I-64 East in Charleston now open after 6 hour closure

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The interstate was just opened as crews removed an entire truck load of logs from the bridge.

Roads have been jammed all around downtown Charleston and South Charleston as crews tried to clean up the mess.  The bridge was shut down for a total of six hours.



Police have also closed the eastbound entrance ramps at Montrose Drive and Kanawha Turnpike.

Keep checking back, we are working to keep you updated.


According to law enforcement, the driver was going around 50mph when his load tipped and he lost control, causing the truck to turn on its side.

Some of the logs also fell over the bridge, one fell directly onto Maccorckle Avenue.  There are other logs that fell onto railroad tracks off of MacCorckle.

Interstate will be shut down indefinitely as crews try to remove logs.

Charleston Police and Fire Department are out here.

The Oakwood Exit is an alternate route to get to or through downtown Charleston from I-64 East.


A tractor trailer has overturned on I-64 near the Oakwood Road Exit, blocking all lanes of traffic. It happened around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, on the eastbound portion that comes into downtown Charleston, just before the bridge.

Traffic is being re-routed off of the interstate. Drivers are asked to avoid the area and find an alternate route if possible.

  The driver made it out ok. No injuries have been reported.

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