UPDATE: Busy road reopens after rockslide in Kanawha County, WV - WOWK 13 Charleston, Huntington WV News, Weather, Sports

UPDATE: Busy road reopens after rockslide in Kanawha County, WV

Posted: Updated:
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Department of Health Alleges Unsafe Practices at McMechen Pain Management Clinic

    Department of Health Alleges Unsafe Practices at McMechen Pain Management Clinic

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:20 PM EDT2014-07-22 20:20:59 GMT
    The Ohio Department of Health and the West Virginia Department of Health are encouraging patients of a McMechen pain management clinic to talk with their primary care physician about testing for some infectious diseases following an investigation of the facility by the West Virginia Bureau for Public Health.
    The Ohio Department of Health and the West Virginia Department of Health are encouraging patients of a McMechen pain management clinic to talk with their primary care physician about testing for some infectious diseases following an investigation of the facility by the West Virginia Bureau for Public Health.
  • UPDATE: Man shot during fight on Charleston's east end

    UPDATE: Man shot during fight on Charleston's east end

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:40 PM EDT2014-07-22 17:40:45 GMT
    A man was shot in the hand during a robbery on Charleston's east end on July 22 at about 10:30 a.m.
    A man was shot in the hand during a robbery on Charleston's east end on July 22 at about 10:30 a.m.
  • UPDATE: Dirty Girl Mud Run scheduled in Charleston, WV now canceled

    UPDATE: Dirty Girl Mud Run scheduled in Charleston, WV now canceled

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:03 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:03:39 GMT
    UPDATE: 13 NEWS has learned the Dirty Girl Mud Run has been officially canceled for this weekend in Charleston. 
    UPDATE: 13 NEWS has learned the Dirty Girl Mud Run has been officially canceled for this weekend in Charleston. 

UPDATE:

West Virginia Division of Highways reopened both lanes of I-79 South just after 8:00 a.m. following a rockslide near Mink Shoals.

_____

UPDATE:

One lane is now open on Interstate 79 after an early morning rockslide near Mink Shoals, WV. WVDOH crews are out right now working to clean all of the debris.

The slide was reported around 6 a.m. Monday. Seven cars were also involved. No injures have been reported.

Delays are expected for the next hour.

______

ORIGINAL:

Interstate 79 Southbound at Mile Marker 1 is shut down right now.  According to Kanawha County emergency dispatchers this is due to a rockslide and multiple vehicle accident.

The accident happened at 6:20 a.m. Monday.

Pinch Volunteer Firefighters are asking drivers to avoid the area right now.

Stay with 13 News and WOWKTV.COM for the latest on this developing story.