Accident shuts down West Virginia Turnpike near Princeton

West Virginia

Tractor-Trailer accident shuts down I-77 near Princeton, WV

PRINCETON, WV (WVNS) — All four lanes on the West Virginia Turnpike were shut down on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. Crews responded to a tractor-trailer which overturned.

It happened at 2:57 p.m. near Exit 9 on I-77. That is the exit for Princeton, WV. WV511.org reports it happened in the southbound lanes, but dispatchers told 59News all lanes were still closed as of 3:45 p.m.

East River and Princeton Fire Departments are on the scene. The are also troopers with the Turnpike Detachment of the West Virginia State Police.

This is a developing story and 59News has a crew at the scene.

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