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


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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