Semi-truck fire shuts down I-79 southbound, medical examiner called
Published: Aug. 16, 2022 at 4:55 PM EDT
WHITE HALL, W.Va (WDTV) - As of 8:45 p.m., the interstate remains shut down as crews continue to clean up the accident scene.
Officials said it is unclear when the interstate will reopen.
A major semi-truck fire has shut down both lanes southbound on I-79 in Marion County.
The fire was called in just before 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, officials said. The semi-truck was the only vehicle involved.
Traffic on I-79 south is backed up for several miles due to both lanes being closed.
A medical examiner has been called to the scene, according to the Marion County 911 Center.
Details are extremely limited at this time. 5 News has a reporter on the scene working to get details.
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