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UPDATE: One lane of I-64 westbound will remain closed one to two days following tractor trailer accident

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UPDATE:

According to dispatchers, the right westbound lane of I-64 will be closed for at least one to two days due to bridge and guardrail repairs.

 

UPDATE:

According to dispatchers, the left westbound lane of I-64 has been reopened following an accident involving a tractor trailer carrying mail.

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ORIGINAL:

The westbound lanes of I-64 in Cabell County, WV are closed due to an accident.

Crews are on the scene of an overturned truck near mile marker 9, just before the 5th Street exit.

The driver of the truck says he has been driving for nearly 30 years.  He said this is his first accident.

The man was heading to Ashland, KY to drop off a truckload of mail.  He lost control as he went around a curve and flipped, he said.  Firefighters said slick road conditions are to blame.

A propane tanker truck ran into the back of the tractor trailer after it wrecked.  Both drivers managed to escape without injury.

Firefighters said the propane tank was 90 percent full.  They said the situation could have been much worse if the tank was punctured.

Crews hope to have the westbound lanes reopened by 3 p.m.

Traffic is backed up for miles.  Drivers can take the Hal Greer Boulevard exit as an alternate route.