HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — One lane of Interstate 64 westbound reopened in Cabell County on Thursday afternoon almost 12 hours after the accident that shutdown the highway near Huntington.
A U.S. Mail truck and a tanker hauling propane wrecked at about 4 a.m. between the Hal Greer Boulevard exit and the 5th Street exit.
Investigators said the mail truck hit a guardrail on a bridge and the driver of the propane truck could not avoid the crash.
No one was hurt. Following the wreck, though, hundreds of gallons of diesel fuel leaked from the mail truck.
Cleanup continued for much of the day Thursday.
Traffic was being taken off Interstate 64 westbound at the 29th Street and Hal Greer Boulevard exits and rerouted through Huntington. At times, the traffic backups stretched for miles.
As of late Thursday afternoon, there was no word on when all lanes of Interstate 64 westbound would reopen.