A Long Ride Home After Several Accidents Happen Within Minutes of Each Other

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It wasn’t an easy or quick ride home after many drivers on Interstate’s 70 and 470 found themselves in gridlock. 

In a matter of 15 minutes, officers from the Wheeling Police Department found themselves dealing with three different accidents. 

On 470 westbound near Bethlehem a dump truck was engulfed by flames. 

While crews from the Wheeling Fire Department worked to extinguish the flames, another accident happened less than one mile behind when a car was struck by a semi. 

Congestion on I-70 finally began to clear just after 8 p.m. Thursday. 

At the time of this report transportation officials were still working to remove the dump truck on I-470. 

Officials with the Transportation Department recommend using an alternate route to avoid delays. 

Stay with 7News and WTRF.com for more updates. 

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