Large-scale collision closes Interstate 81

West Virginia

Update 2/19 5:18 p.m.: The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department has informed WDVM that the crash involved 8 tractor-trailers and 3 sedans with the winter weather contributing to the accident.

Officials told us that there were no fatalities from the incident and only one person was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Officials also stated that at the time of the pileup, diesel fuel had been spilled on the road but it has since been cleaned up.


Update 2/19: The interstate reopened shortly after 2 a.m. Friday. All debris has been removed and the roadway has been treated.

WEST VIRGINIA (WDVM) — Interstate 81 is closed at the Falling Waters exit following a crash involving 10-15 tractor-trailers, according to Berkeley County dispatch. This was caused by ice on the road.

This accident happened on the northbound side around 7:45 p.m., according to dispatch. They are currently sending up to 11 heavy-duty tow vehicles to handle the tractor trailers and both I-81 N and I-81 S are closed.

There is currently no information on injuries. Medical is still on scene, and the Berkeley County Sherriff’s office is handling the scene at this time.

This story is developing and will be updated.

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