SCOTT DEPOT, W.Va. – Two hundred gallons of diesel fuel spilled as part of that tractor trailer wreck early Monday morning on Interstate 64 eastbound in Putnam County.
All lanes had reopened by mid-morning after several hours of morning rush hour headaches.
The crash happened at about 1:30 a.m. when a semi driver crashed into the supports of the Bills Creek Road overpass between the Scott Depot and St. Albans exits. The semi landed on a guardrail and began leaking diesel fuel. The driver told authorities he was attempting to swerve and miss deer on the highway causing the crash.
Traffic was backed up several miles. One eastbound lane reopened by 7:30 a.m., the second by 10:00 a.m.