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I-81 lanes reopen after accident south of Potomac River bridge

June 24, 2012

FALLING WATERS, W.Va. — All northbound lanes of Interstate 81, south of the Potomac River bridge, were open Sunday morning after an accident shut down the northbound lanes for a short period, according to West Virginia State Police.

The accident, reported at 9:15 a.m. Sunday, involved a vehicle that rolled over a few times, according to Berkeley County Emergency Services. One person was taken to City Hospital, the 911 official said.

State police said the lone vehicle in the accident was a passenger vehicle.

Traffic backed up even after one lane was reopened, state police said. The final lane was reopened at about 10:30 a.m., state police said.


— Julie E. Greene

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