Update 10 pm:

Both lanes of I-77 northbound have been reopened.


BECKLEY, W.Va. — A portion of the West Virginia Turnpike remained closed Thursday night following a multiple vehicle pileup believed to be caused by a snow squall.

Raleigh County authorities confirmed that around 17 vehicles were involved in the wreck that happened at around 4 in the afternoon. It started at mile marker 48 near the I-77/Route 19 interchange.

WVDOT announced at around 6 pm that a detour route had been established.

The number of injuries was still unclear Thursday night.

Authorities were also uncertain how long it would take to clear the scene.

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