UPDATE: I-81 reopened after tractor trailer crash, fuel spill

Update 4.30.19 at 12 pm:

INWOOD, W.Va. — Crews have cleared the scene. I-81 reopened at around 10:30 Tuesday morning.

Original 4.30.19 at 7 am:

INWOOD, W.Va. — Eastern Panhandle residents on I-81 had a tough morning commute following a tractor trailer crash and fuel spill. 

WVDOT officials confirm the truck hit a barrier wall at mile marker 8 at around 12:30 Tuesday morning. This is near the Tabler Station Road interchange.

Fuel has been spilled and a hazmat team remains scene. All northbound traffic is being diverted off of I-81 at the Inwood interchange (exit 5).

MetroNews affiliate WEPM’s Marsha Chwalik reported at 7:20 am that U.S. Route 11, which runs parallel to I-81 between Inwood and Martinsburg, was “a parking lot”.

This story will be updated.





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