UPDATE: I-70 Eastbound Lane Will Close at 9 am for Continued Cleanup After Accident


UPDATE: 2-25-15 9:45 p.m.

The clean up of the accident has halted for Wednesday night, but the eastbound right lane of I-70 eastbound will shut down at the state line at 9 a.m. on Thursday morning so crews can finish cleaning up the hazardous materials involved in the accident. 

UPDATE:2-25-15 6:30 p.m.

Traffic remains backed up heading eastbound on I-70 while crews work to clean up the accident. 

Officials with the Claysville Fire Department say no other vehicles were involved in the accident, but the truck was carrying hazmat materials and was leaking diesel fuel.

“It was hauling a mixed load of hazardous materials it also had an active diesel fuel leak,” Clarksville Fire Department Lieutenant  Dominic Sicchitano says. “We notified county hazmat near Pennsylvania in Washington County they came out and assisted us.”

 “We have a hazardous company being dispatched to the scene by the trucking company,” Washington County Emergency Planner Ryan Frazee says. “They will take care of an environmental hazards that may have happen. There is no health hazards. We are in a rural area here so no homes are close by. We didn’t get into any water ways or anything. Everything is pretty well contained and will be cleaned up shortly and we will have the interstate closed down periodically.”

Crews say clean up is expected to take at least another hour or so.

The accident is currently being investigated but the Pennsylvania state police.

The condition of that driver is unknown at this time.
UPDATE: 2-25-15 2:57 p.m.

The driver of the overturned tractor-trailer was transported to a Pittsburgh trauma center by medical helicopter.


UPDATE: 2-25-15 2:36 p.m.

One lane of I-70 Eastbound has reopened. Traffic is moving very slowly. It is recommended to continue avoiding the area if possible.


Ohio County Sheriff’s Department released information regarding a tractor-trailer crash on I-70 Eastbound just across the PA state line near West Alexander.

It has been reported that a semi-truck has rolled over. 

Officials have shut down I-70 Eastbound at the PA line for a medevac. 

No official injuries have been reported yet.

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