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5 NEWS UPDATE: Pothole On I-79 Still Causing Traffic Headaches
Written by Kristin Keeling
Last updated on May 10, 2013 @ 6:33PM
Created on May 10, 2013 @ 9:36PM
5 NEWS UPDATE (5/10):
The pothole on I-79 in Marion County was still causing traffic headaches on Friday.
At certain points during the afternoon traffic was backed up for miles as crews tried to fix the hole.
5 NEWS UPDATE (5/9):
Marion County 911 officials said that as of 10:40 p.m. Thursday, I-79 was reopened at Mile Marker 139.
Anyone traveling along I-79 in Marion County will be facing a detour as of Thursday night.
According to officials, there is a massive hole in the northbound lane of the bridge that is located above Pricketts Fort Road. All traffic will be diverted off Exit 139 (Pricketts Fort).
As of now, five cars have been damaged after driving over the hole in the roadway.
Emergency responders and Division of Highways are on the scene.
5 News will keep you updated as soon as more information is released.

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Comments (2)
May 09, 2013 at 10:15 PM
This is totally uncalled for,this hole on the roadway didn't get bad in a few days,what is wrong with the department of highways in this state something sure is,where does all the money go to thats suppose to be used to maintain the roads in WVa.
May 09, 2013 at 9:45 PM
Our roads are like this because Governor TOmblin doesn't want to spend the money we have to fix them. Instead, he's hoarding the 'excess' for his own agenda. He is pretending like Manchin going around telling us how we need an Infrastructure Bank to fix things when we have the money now. It's another liberal taxation plan to deceive us into higher taxes. THINK ABOUT IT: INFRASTRUCTURE "BANK?" Vote these clowns out!
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