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UPDATE: I-79 South Reopens After Multi-Vehicle Collisions In Marion County

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Interstate 79 south has reopened near mile marker 139 after three separate collisions that happened simultaneously shut it down Sunday evening.

West Virginia State Police said the Marion County Sheriff's Department was dispatched to the scene of a multi-vehicle rear-end collision. Shortly thereafter, two additional vehicles collided, as well as three others.

State police said a glare from the sun likely contributed to all three collisions. Multiple drivers reported that their vision was obstructed from the sun as they were traveling up a hill on I-79, troopers said.

Original Story:

A multi-vehicle accident in Marion County closed a portion of Interstate 79 south for several hours, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Department.

It happened just before 5 p.m. near mile marker 136.

The Winfield Volunteer Fire Department said six to seven vehicles were involved and there were no injuries.

West Virginia State Police are on scene and will be investigating the accident.

I-79 south reopened just after 6:30 p.m. Sunday.