ELM GROVE CRASH UPDATE: I-70 eastbound may close again due to towing after earlier crash

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UPDATE: Feb 16: 7:45 p.m.

One lane on I-70 eastbound is open per Ohio County Sheriff Tom Howard. West Virginia 511 reports crews are cleaning up a diesel spill and doing road repairs.

Eastbound I-70 may be closed again when the disabled vehicle is towed says West Virginia 511.

UPDATE: Feb 16: 4:22 p.m.

Ohio County Sheriff Tom Howard confirms that one lane of traffic is now open near the Elm Grove crash scene.

The 7News crew also confirmed that eastbound traffic is backed up onto I-470 and across the bridge into Ohio.

Stay with 7News and WTRF.com for updates.


Wheeling, W.Va (WTRF)- Crews and officials are heading to the scene of a crash near Elm Grove.

A trailer apparently crashed and split in half on the eastbound side of construction past exit 5 heading toward The Highlands.

Sheriff Tom Howard says these lanes will be closed for ‘quite a while.’

Howard says that the interstate is filled with ‘pellets of plastic’ that need to be cleaned up.

7News is working to get more details. Refresh for updates

You can watch traffic backing up on our I-70 Elm Grove camera, here

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