No one was injured when a 10-wheel tractor-trailer carrying coal slammed into a guardrail of U.S. 119 in Logan County near Chapmanville this morning.
The crash closed both southbound lanes of the heavily traveled road for about two and a half hours, a dispatcher with the Logan County 911 Center said.
The coal truck's fuel tank ruptured during the crash, which happened at about 5:45 a.m., spilling gallons of diesel fuel over the road.
The cause of the accident is unknown. First responders from the Chapmanville Fire Department and the Division of Highways responded to "clean up the mess," the dispatcher said. Emergency personnel began allowing traffic through the scene at about 8:15 a.m., she said.The driver was treated and released at the scene. The Logan County Sheriff's Department also responded.