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Chemical Spill Shuts Down I-70 Eastbound for Hours Saturday

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Officials shut down I-70 eastbound from Exit 5 at Elm Grove to Claysville, causing major traffic backups Saturday.

According to Sgt. Kettler of the Wheeling Police Department a tractor trailer overturned near the Pennsylvania-West Virginia border just passed West Alexander.

Officials with The West Virginia Department of Highways said the incident happened around 1:00 p.m. Saturday.

 hey say the tractor trailer spilled a non-hazardous chemical onto the interstate. 

The Pennsylvania State Police say the truck veered off the road into the drainage ditch, spilling the materials it was carrying into the ditch.

The substance spilled, they say, is a material used to make Glue.

Authorities say crews were still cleaning up the scene Saturday night and they expect the road to be closed until they get everything cleared.

7 News has learned the driver was a 59-year-old man from Lewisburg, West Virginia. No injuries were reported.