CEDAR GROVE, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A coal truck crash on U.S. Route 60 caused major delays for motorists on Tuesday.
According to the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office, a coal truck crashed on US Route 60, E. Dupont Avenue, near the Cedar Grove Go-Mart in Kanawha County.
Kanawha County Deputies were on the scene and said a semi-truck hauling approximately 128,000 lbs. of coal ran off of the roadway and onto the railroad tracks that run adjacent to E. Dupont Avenue.
The truck did not overturn or strike any other motorists; however, it caused a major traffic incident as heavy equipment wreckers had to be brought in to begin removing the truck from the railroad tracks.
Deputies say that the roadway was expected to be closed for approximately 3 to 4 additional hours.
Motorists were strongly urged to use alternative routes such as WV Route 61 to avoid lengthy delays in the Cedar Grove area.
No injuries were reported from the crash, and it is unknown if damage exists to the railroad.
Deputies worked with Hutch’s Wrecker Service, Cedar Grove Police, the West Virginia Public Service Commission (commercial vehicle enforcement), and WATCO Railroad to restore all road and railway traffic as quickly as possible.