UPDATE: 3 taken to hospital from accident, I-79 N reopened

Officials say the roadway has been reopened.

UPDATE 12/21/2018 9:30 a.m.
Three people were taken to the hospital in the three-vehicle accident this morning that still has I-79 shut down before the Westover/Morgantown exit, according to the Monongalia County Sheriff's Office.

The severity of their injuries is not immediately available.

Because a reconstructionist is working at the accident, officials said the road could be closed for a while, and there is no timetable for it to reopen.

ORIGINAL STORY 12/21/2018 8:30 a.m.
Both Northbound lanes of I-79 are closed before Westover/Morgantown exit at mile marker 151 due to a multi-vehicle accident.

Crews are currently at the scene as traffic is backing up at the I-68 split.

The call came in at 8:09 a.m.

911 dispatchers said there was no entrapment, but couldn't confirm if there were injuries.

The Monongalia County Sheriff's Office confirmed there is a reconstructionist at the scene.

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