UPDATE (3:41 A.M. Oct. 17, 2023) – All lanes of traffic are back open
UPDATE (8:15 P.M. Oct. 16, 2023) – According to the West Virginia Department of Highways, traffic on I-64W heading toward the 44 mile-marker will be detoured off the interstate at the St. Albans exit starting at 9:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16 while crews work to reconstruct the barrier wall after a tractor-trailer roll-over crash this afternoon.
Crews say the reconstruction should take about two hours. The roadway is expected to reopen when the reconstruction is complete.
UPDATE (7 P.M. Oct. 16, 2023) – Traffic is still backed up after a tractor-trailer hauling beer rolled over on I-64W this afternoon.
The crash happened at the 44 mile-marker just around 12:40 p.m., Monday, Oct. 16, and more than six hours later, the crash is causing major delays and traffic congestion into Kanawha County as far as Institute.
Kanawha County dispatchers say it could be several hours before the road is completely cleared.
PUTNAM COUNTY, WV (WOWK) – One lane of I-64W is closed after a tractor-trailer crash in Putnam County.
According to Putnam County dispatchers, the roll-over crash happened around 12:40 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16 near the 44 mile-marker of I-64 West. Dispatchers say the truck was hauling beer.
No one was injured in the crash, according to dispatchers. The Teays Valley Fire Department is urging people to be cautious in the area.
The Teays Valley Fire Department and the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office responded.