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5 NEWS UPDATE: Both Lanes Open on I-79 After Accident
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on May 14, 2013 @ 11:21AM
Created on May 13, 2013 @ 4:11PM
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5 NEWS UPDATE 5/14:
 
5 News got a call Tuesday morning from the the company that owns the tractor trailer. According to them, the "hole" was not the cause of the accident at all. Supposedly, the driver of the other vehicle involved has been cited for failure to yield, and the the truck company is blaming that factor alone for the accident.
 
According to the driver of the tractor trailer, he was already in the construction zone on I-79 near mile marker 139 when the driver of the other car apparently failed to yield and forced him off the road.
 
Again, all of this is according to the trucking company and the driver of the tractor trailer. If we hear anything else, 5 News will update you.
 
5 NEWS UPDATE 5/13:
 
Both lanes of I-79 northbound are now open.
 
5 NEWS UPDATE:
 
According to the West Virginia Department of Transportation the truck hit a hole on the I-79 bridge and lost an axle.  Both Northbound lanes will be closed for at least an hour. Traffic is being detoured off MM 139 and right back on.
 
ORIGINAL STORY:
 
An accident involving a tractor trailer and a car has both northbound lanes of Interstate 79 closed in Marion County near mile marker 139.
 
According to officials with the Marion County 9-1-1 Center that crash took place just before 3:30 p.m. on Monday afternoon.
 
Officials told 5 News no one was hurt, but there was fuel that spilled on the road and that's what has the highway closed.
 
Stick with 5 News for further updates.

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