10:40 a.m. All lanes have reopened.
All lanes of I77 southbound at the 98 mile marker from the vehicle fire are back open.
— Metro 911 (@KanawhaCoAlerts) July 22, 2022
UPDATE: 7:30 A.M. ONE SOUTHBOUND LANE HAS REOPENED.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The southbound lanes of I-77/64 are closed this morning near the West Virginia State Capitol.
A tractor trailer hauling paper caught fire near the 35th Street exit on the highway about 4:30 a.m. Friday. The driver was okay, but damage to the truck was extensive.
Crews shutdown the highway to get the fire out and begin cleanup of the debris.
It’s unknown how long the cleanup with take and it’s created a massive traffic backup in Charleston.
Earlier this week a semi crashed about a mile north of the same location and blocked west bound I64. That wreck caused a 36 hour detour when the truck’s cargo damaged the pavement and required resurfacing of the roadway.