Tractor-trailers collide on I-79, lumber spills on road

MORGANTOWN — Interstate 79 northbound was shut down for several hours Monday morning after two tractor-trailers collided and cargo fell in the road.

An 18-wheeler rear-ended another, causing the lumber it was hauling to spill onto the interstate, said Chief Deputy Al Kisner, of the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department.

He said no one was injured in the crash. The company of the truck that got hit cleaned up the lumber, Kisner said.

The accident occurred about 6 a.m., he said.

According to West Virginia 511, one lane is still closed. The site was updated at 1 p.m.

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