UPDATE: (3:45 P.M., Sept. 2, 2022): The driver of an oversized dump truck that caused a traffic jam in an I-64 work zone for more than 24 hours is facing multiple fines and citations, authorities say.
According to Barboursville Police Chief Darren McNeil, the Public Service Commission issued the driver multiple fines. He also says the driver was given multiple citations and both his permit and CDL license have been revoked.
Authorities say the truck was hauling large equipment when it hit the barrier wall. They also say after hitting the barrier wall, the driver kept moving, causing “considerable damage to the concrete slabs that make up the wall.
According to McNeil, the crash took out “about a mile of barriers” that had to be repaired and replaced. The West Virginia Department of Highways said the driver’s permit did not allow him to travel through that area.
BARBOURSVILLE, WV (WOWK) – All lanes of I-64 are reopened in the construction zone near Barboursville are reopened after a crash closed one of the contraflow lanes for more than 24 hours.
Cabell County dispatch says the lanes reopened around 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 2.
The incident began Wednesday night, Aug. 31 when an oversized dump truck crashed in one of the westbound contraflow lanes, hit a barrier wall and got stuck. The incident caused several traffic delays in the workzone.
The West Virginia Department of Highways says the driver’s permit did not allow him to travel there.