SPRING MILLS, W.Va. -- Interstate 81 northbound traffic was stopped for more than two hours Saturday after a tractor-trailer overturned north of Exit 20 (Spring Mills) at about 3:45 p.m. The interstate reopened at 6:25 p.m.
West Virginia State Police were investigating the accident, but the driver was not believed to be seriously injured, according to Stephen S. Allen, director of Berkeley County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.
Berkeley County Sheriff's Department deputies and the Sheriff's Deputy Reserves were able to begin diverting traffic to U.S. 11 just before 5 p.m. after West Virginia Division of Highways trucks cleared snow from the road.
Sheriff Kenneth M. Lemaster Jr., who helped direct traffic at the Spring Mills exit, said the accident was one of several vehicle-related emergencies reported on I-81, which was snow-covered.