Update: 9/15/2023, 4:15 p.m.

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (WBOY) — WV Interstate 79 has announced that both lanes have now reopened.

Update: 9/15/2023, 3:59 p.m.

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (WBOY) — WV Interstate 79 and West Virginia 511 have both indicated that the northbound lane of I-79 has reopened. The southbound lane is still closed at this time

Original: 9/15/2023, 3:27 p.m.

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (WBOY) — Both lanes of a section of Interstate 79 in Marion County are closed due to a vehicle accident.

According to a post on X, formerly Twitter, by WV Interstate 79, a vehicle crash has closed both lanes of traffic at mile marker 135. The road has been closed since 3:13 p.m. and it is currently unclear when it will reopen.

WV511 shows traffic backed up on I-79 near Fairmont after an accident was reported. Credit: wv511.org.

Officials with Marion County 911 confirmed to 12 News that only one vehicle was involved and that the accident was called in at around 2:56 p.m.

Crews from the Valley Volunteer Fire Department, Marion County Rescue Squad and the West Virginia State Police all responded to the scene.

This is a developing story. Stick with 12 News for updates.