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Pedestrian Killed on Interstate 70 Near Bridgeport
west virginia | I-70 |
BRIDGEPORT - A tractor-trailer struck and killed a man on Interstate 70 near Bridgeport early Thursday, forcing police to shut down a portion of the highway for more than four hours. At 2:40 a.m.[...]
Mar 02, 2015 05:48am | 2 views | source: Yahoo

Hazardous materials removed from I-70 crash site - Observer-Reporter
west virginia | I-70 |
Observer-ReporterThe spill occurred Wednesday when an Ohio man driving a tandem tractor-trailer crossed the West Virginia border and lost control of his truck in the eastbound lane. The tractor-trailer crashed through a guard rail and rolled down a s[...]
Mar 02, 2015 05:11am | 1 view | source: Yahoo

I-70 east closed near West Alexander exit due to crash
ohio | I-70 |
The eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 area blocked near the West Alexander exit after a tractor-trailer crash shortly after 1 p.m. today. State police said the crash occurred just over the state line with West Virginia. The tractor-trailer went over a[...]
Mar 01, 2015 11:02pm | 28 views | source: Yahoo

I-79 near Big Chimney closed after tractor trailer accident
west virginia | I-79 |
The northbound lanes of Interstate 79, just before the Big Chimney exit, are shut down due to an overturned tractor trailer.[...]
Mar 01, 2015 3:56pm | 15 views | source: Yahoo

Putting a brake to oil train derailments - USA TODAY
virginia | Us |
USA TODAYMeanwhile, U.S. and Canadian officials continue to investigate the derailment of trains carrying oil in West Virginia on February 16 and in Ontario on February 14. These incidents bring to 10 the number of oil derailments in the two countrie[...]
Mar 01, 2015 12:32pm | 3 views | source: Yahoo

Crash in Eleanor, WV shuts down part of Route 62
west virginia |
A crash in Eleanor, West Virginia lead to one person being air lifted to a local hospital Saturday morning, Feb. 28.[...]
Feb 28, 2015 09:15am | 29 views | source: Yahoo

Train carrying 3 million gallons of crude still burning
virginia |
MOUNT CARBON, W.Va. (AP) - Oil from North Dakota's shale fields was still burning in West Virginia a day after a train carrying more than 3 million gallons of crude derailed in a snowstorm, shooting fireballs into the sky.[...]
Feb 28, 2015 08:29am | 2 views | source: Yahoo

Update: Vehicle leads police on high speed chase after hitting three other vehicles
west virginia | I-77 |
A vehicle led police on a high speed chase after wrecking into three other vehicle at the I-77, I-64 split.[...]
Feb 28, 2015 01:55am | 13 views | source: Yahoo

Driver convicted of reckless driving in fatal Wythe crash - Southwest Virginia Today
north carolina | -us-158 |
Southwest Virginia TodayA Texas tractor-trailer driver who was involved in a multi-vehicle interstate crash last April didn't show up for court on Wednesday, but he was tried and convicted anyway in the incident that killed a North Carolina woman and[...]
Feb 27, 2015 9:36pm | 41 views | source: Yahoo

Oil train accident brings calls for tougher U.S. safety rules
illinois |
By Patrick Rucker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A fiery oil train derailment in West Virginia this week exposes lax safety standards and strengthens the case for tougher U.S. rules governing such shipments, safety advocates said on Tuesday. This month, the [...]
Feb 27, 2015 9:16pm | 8 views | source: Yahoo

West Virginia oil train derailment: Fires for hours, smoke
west virginia |
Fires burned for hours after a train carrying more than 100 tankers of crude oil derailed in a snowstorm in West Virginia, sending a fireball into the sky and threatening the water supply of nearby residents, authorities and residents said Tuesday.[...]
Feb 27, 2015 10:55am | 3 views | source: Yahoo

McKeesport incident among derailments that prompt Casey to push 'crude-by ... - Tribune-Review
pennsylvania | 7 |
Tribune-ReviewA June 7 CSX freight train derailment on a bridge overlooking the Marina at McKees Point was one of at least three in the last 13 months on Southwestern Pennsylvania tracks. That and other incidents - including last week's West Virginia[...]
Feb 27, 2015 10:31am | 6 views | source: Yahoo

Oil train wrecks increase pressure for tougher safety rules - SFGate
virginia | Us |
SFGateLess than 48 hours later, a 109-car oil train derailed and caught fire in West Virginia, leaking oil into a Kanawha River tributary and burning a house to its foundation. As the fire spread across 19 of the cars, ... The two accidents follow a [...]
Feb 27, 2015 08:56am | 7 views | source: Yahoo

Moving oil needs to become safer - Bismarck Tribune
bismarck | north dakota |
The West Virginia derailment is the latest in a string of railroad accidents involving North Dakota oil. State and national regulators have been looking at stronger rules, some of which haven't gone into effect yet. New conditioning standards that ..[...]
Feb 27, 2015 08:11am | 2 views | source: Google / Bismarck Tribune

Fiery train wrecks put pressure on safety standards for oil transport
west virginia |
A combination photo shows a sequence of an explosion erupting from a CSX Corp train derailment in Mount Carbon, West Virginia pictured across the Kanawha River in Boomer, West Virginia February 16, 2015. Photo by Steve Keenan / Reuters WASHINGTON - F[...]
Feb 27, 2015 06:48am | 2 views | source: Yahoo

Oil train wrecks intensify pressure for better safety
west virginia |
WASHINGTON - Fiery wrecks of trains hauling crude oil have intensified pressure on the Obama administration to approve tougher standards for railroads and tank cars despite industry complaints that it could cost billions and slow freight deliveries.[...]
Feb 27, 2015 06:23am | 2 views | source: Yahoo

Slick roads, poor visibility wreak havoc on Southwest Virginia roads
new jersey | Ramp |
More than one person found themselves in a ditch Saturday, including our own news vehicle. VDOT's Safety Service Patrol kept busy while one man helped drivers for free.[...]
Feb 27, 2015 05:53am | 12 views | source: Yahoo

Both Southbound Lanes of I-77 in Jackson County, W.Va. Back Open After Tractor Trailer Crash
west virginia | I-77 |
West Virginia 511 says all lanes of Interstate 77 Southbound have re-opened near Ripley following a crash that involved a tractor trailer.[...]
Feb 27, 2015 04:01am | 20 views | source: Yahoo

UPDATE: Named released in fatal crash in Greenbrier County
west virginia | I-64 |
'?LEWISBURG (WVVA) We now know the identity of the driver killed in a fatal crash on Interstate 64 in Greenbrier County.'?Travis Cameron McClung...[...]
Feb 27, 2015 03:42am | 13 views | source: Yahoo

Crews continue to clean up hazardous materials from I-70 crash - Observer-Reporter
I-70 |
Observer-ReporterOne-lane restrictions will remain in effect today on Interstate 70 East by the West Virginia border as clean-up crews work to remove containers of hazardous materials that may have broken open when a double tractor-trailer crashed ov[...]
Feb 27, 2015 03:29am | 21 views | source: Yahoo

West Virginia train derails: Fires, oil tanker in river
Charleston | west virginia |
(AP Photo / The Register-Herald, Steve Keenan). A fire burns Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, after a train derailment near Charleston, W.Va. Nearby residents were told to evacuate as state emergency response and environmental officials headed to the scene.[...]
Feb 27, 2015 01:50am | 1 view | source: Yahoo

Fiery oil train wrecks intensify pressure on Obama administration for tougher safety rules
west virginia |
WASHINGTON - Fiery wrecks of trains hauling crude oil have intensified pressure on the Obama administration to approve tougher standards for railroads and tank cars despite industry complaints that it ...[...]
Feb 27, 2015 00:36am | 3 views | source: Yahoo

Expedite standards for more robust oil-tank rail cars, Casey says - Philly
charleston | west virginia |
Casey, in a letter to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), called on the agency to move quickly on its review of newer rail-car standards following the latest oil-train accident and explosion Feb. 16 in West Virginia. &'We want the administrati[...]
Feb 26, 2015 8:44pm | 10 views | source: Google / Philly.com

Interstate 70 seeing more crashes than usual - WTAE Pittsburgh
charleston | west virginia |
The speed limit on I-70 changes from 70 mph in Ohio and West Virginia to 55 mph when it crosses into Washington, Pa. PennDOT is two years into a major redesign of I-70. Two interchanges have already been rebuilt. The state also plans to widen some of[...]
Feb 26, 2015 8:44pm | 46 views | source: Google / WTAE Pittsburgh

Off the Rails - Metroland
levels | west virginia |
and '?Is Albany Next?'? they were there to protest the growing volume of tanker trains on local tracks carrying the same highly combustible Bakken crude from North Dakota that derailed and exploded in West Virginia earlier last week. Recent ... '?As [...]
Feb 26, 2015 7:00pm | 3 views | source: Google / Metroland

Update: Vehicle leads police on high speed chase after hitting three other vehicles
west virginia | I-77 |
A vehicle led police on a high speed chase after wrecking into three other vehicle at the I-77, I-64 split.[...]
Feb 26, 2015 5:56pm | 10 views | source: Yahoo

Derailed Train in West Virginia Had Safer Tank Cars - Insurance Journal
charleston | west virginia |
The fiery derailment of a train carrying crude oil in West Virginia earlier this month is one of three in the past year involving tank cars that already meet a higher safety standard than what federal law requires - leading some to suggest even tough[...]
Feb 26, 2015 5:54pm | 17 views | source: Google / Insurance Journal

UPDATE: One Woman Dead in Ragland Road Fire - WVNS-TV
white sulphur springs | west virginia |
Local News · West Virginia Headlines · Virginia Headlines · National · International ... Dispatchers tell us that the call came in around 12:30 a.m. for the bar Lewee's in White Sulphur Springs. A bar was ... The cause of [...]
Feb 26, 2015 2:30pm | 1 view | source: Google / WVNS-TV

Wreck sends Mercer officer to hospital - Bluefield Daily Telegraph
virginia | I-77 |
Bluefield Daily Telegraph'?Apparently a logging truck was traveling north on I-77 near the 36-and-half mile marker,'? Bailey said. '?It overturned ... Members of the Ghent Fire Department and the Turnpike Detachment of the West Virginia State Police [...]
Feb 26, 2015 10:01am | 21 views | source: Yahoo

Overpass collapse victim's fiancee: 'Never leave without saying goodbye' - WLWT Cincinnati
kentucky | I-75 |
WLWT Cincinnati19, hours before the Hopple Street overpass came crashing down onto Interstate 75, making national news, Carl was at Kennedy's basketball game, just like he always was. '?I remember one night, he was working up in West Virginia. Kenned[...]
Feb 26, 2015 04:10am | 23 views | source: Yahoo

17 year old dies after serious asthma attack - WVNS-TV
white sulphur springs | west virginia |
Home; News. Local News · West Virginia Headlines · Virginia Headlines · National · International ... Dispatchers tell us that the call came in around 12:30 a.m. for the bar Lewee's in White Sulphur Springs. ... The cause o[...]
Feb 25, 2015 10:35pm | 1 view | source: Google / WVNS-TV

Person airlifted after rollover tractor-trailer accident on I-70 - WPXI Pittsburgh
west virginia | I-70 |
WPXI PittsburghInterstate 70 in Washington County reopened late Wednesday evening after crews cleared the scene of a rollover tractor-trailer accident. The accident was reported on I-70 near the 1-mile marker at the West Virginia-Pennsylvania state l[...]
Feb 25, 2015 10:02pm | 60 views | source: Yahoo

W.Va. man killed in Cameron County crash
west virginia | 11 |
By: WJAC Web Staff PORTAGE TWP., Cameron County, Pa. -- A West Virginia man was killed in a two-vehicle crash Thursday in Cameron County. State police said Philip Wagner, 51, died after his pickup truck was hit head-on by a car that had crossed into [...]
Feb 25, 2015 9:25pm | 14 views | source: Yahoo

A Hard Look At The Risks Of Transporting Oil On Rail Tanker Cars - WUNC
levels | west virginia |
And it isn't the only such accident in recent years. (SOUNDBITE OF EXPLOSION). UNIDENTIFIED OPERATOR: .... DAVIES: In the recent accident in West Virginia, I read in one account that the cars that derailed and exploded there actually had some of the [...]
Feb 25, 2015 8:03pm | 3 views | source: Google / WUNC

Older West Virginia Reports by Our Users

down to one lane
Triadelphia | West Virginia | Exit 11 70e
traffic back up for miles over left lane closure... Move right ;)[...]
Feb 25, 2015 6:31pm | By SouthernBell CapeCodder | 14 views |

70e is slow!!
Wheeling | West Virginia | I-70 W
I-70 E is rolling slow... Less than a mile in 10 minutes. Maybe from people checking out the opposite side wreck... [...]
Feb 25, 2015 6:04pm | By anonymous | 45 views |

At a stand still @ 1500
Triadelphia | West Virginia | I-70 E
We are at A dead stop going eastbound on I 70 West Virginia at exit 10 Cabela's Drive.[...]
Feb 25, 2015 3:00pm | By Kenia | 38 views |

I70 screwed
Triadelphia | West Virginia | Robinson Dr
I70 stopped [...]
Feb 25, 2015 2:02pm | By anonymous | 65 views |

Standstill for miles!
Valley Grove | West Virginia | I-70 E
Must be another wreck around Claysville/Taylorstown. Seems like a weekly occurrence![...]
Feb 25, 2015 1:38pm | By Ryan | 106 views | 1

traffic jam
Inwood | West Virginia | I-81 N
Traffic stand still[...]
Feb 22, 2015 8:40pm | By j | 56 views |

Inwood | West Virginia | I81
Stopped for 15 min[...]
Feb 22, 2015 8:38pm | By anonymous | 48 views |

Morgantown | West Virginia | I-79 N
Been sitting in stand still traffic for about 10 minutes already. Anyone know the problem? I missed my opportunity to turn around at the uturn. [...]
Feb 20, 2015 12:59pm | By Dave | 96 views | 1

west Virginia turnpike
Charleston | West Virginia | Maccorkle Ave
Tanker turned over on west Virginia turnpike just after get on turnpike going south. many cars off on side of road.[...]
Feb 16, 2015 3:27pm | By anonymous | 38 views |

Standstill for 30+
Shinnston | West Virginia | I-79 N
Don't know what the issue is but a lot of state police, ambulances, and fire trucks are now coming. The only way people are getting anywhere is by turning around and coming back the wrong way [...]
Feb 14, 2015 11:31am | By Jeremy | 118 views | 1

Standstill, no movement
Barboursville | West Virginia | I-64w
Traffic at a standatill, law enforcement on scene.[...]
Feb 12, 2015 2:28pm | By jimcar | 481 views |

Stand still traffic
Charles Town | West Virginia | Going Towards Charles Town
Bad accident just up past Augustine ave in Charles town off of 340[...]
Feb 09, 2015 1:56pm | By Stacy | 79 views |

light rain
Winfield | West Virginia | Us-35 S
Temp 49 light rain fog[...]
Feb 09, 2015 07:50am | By Lori Novak | 15 views |

roads wet
Beckley | West Virginia | I-64 W
Occasional flurries temp 21[...]
Feb 03, 2015 10:04am | By Lori Novak | 23 views |

standstill .. 2 or 3 wrecked cars into the guardrail
Huntington | West Virginia | Hey 64 West
Hwy 64[...]
Jan 26, 2015 12:45pm | By Dixiebtchez | 54 views |

I-77 in WV
Eskdale | West Virginia | I-77 South
Sitting still for 1 hour no reports of what is happening? [...]
Jan 23, 2015 7:47pm | By anonymous | 66 views |

Ona | West Virginia | I-64 W
I64 wb at east mile rd is a parking lot. No traffic is moving[...]
Jan 23, 2015 07:21am | By jcook6198 | 108 views |

Standstill. Waiting for cleanup
Bunker Hill | West Virginia | I-81 S
Standstill since 1:50pm mile marker 2.0[...]
Jan 20, 2015 2:49pm | By anonymous | 368 views |

stand still
Bunker Hill | West Virginia | I-81 S
Anyone know what's going on?? We have been sitting for over 30 minutes.[...]
Jan 20, 2015 2:37pm | By roadrunner | 163 views | 6

Both lanes I-77
Kenna | West Virginia | I-77 S
Traffic stopped both lanes northbound.Why ?[...]
Jan 18, 2015 4:31pm | By Bakes | 860 views | 35

Standstill 81 South
Inwood | West Virginia | I-81 N
I have been sitting in traffic on 81 South since 9:50...2 miles from Tabler Station Exit.....Almost a complete standstill...it is now 11:02 pm. It is still a complete standstill.[...]
Jan 15, 2015 11:05pm | By Christy | 125 views | 1

Standstill on I-81 S. haven't moved in an hour
Inwood | West Virginia | I-81 S
Standstill. Haven't moved on 81 for an hour.[...]
Jan 15, 2015 9:55pm | By anonymous | 271 views | 8

standstill for miles
Martinsburg | West Virginia | I-81 S
Two semis are turned over on 81 southbound, back up goes nearly to Martinsburg. Avoid it at all costs, looks like its been unmoving for a half hour and cars are turned off. [...]
Jan 15, 2015 9:50pm | By emmy | 185 views |

bad wreck sandstone mtn
Shady Spring | West Virginia | Mary Draper Ingles Bridge
Traffic is at a stand still. Wreck on nth somewhere[...]
Jan 14, 2015 08:32am | By kay | 71 views |

Beware of accident!!
Nitro | West Virginia | Wv-62
Accident near at cross lanes exit![...]
Jan 08, 2015 6:58pm | By Pancakes | 29 views |

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