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Posted: 11/19/2012 9:12:47 PM EST
I was just woke up by 3 or 4 large explosions. Called the sheriff and they said a traffic accident. I do live close to I 81. More to follow.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 10:06:20 PM EST
Hope everyone is ok-
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 11:44:18 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/19/2012 11:47:03 PM EST by MikeSH]
From what I heard from the truckers on the CB. A car was Southbound in the northbound lanes. It collided with a big rig. The trucker and his wife got out and away. 2 ppl in the car died. R.I.P

I wasn't the only one woke up by the explosions. 3 other neighbors were as well. Plus I woke up Hard Rock and warned them. I thought the wreck was closer to them than me. I was concerned about toxic material/fumes. Turns out I'm the closest Arfcommer. It is ~1/4 mile from me. North bound 81 is closed from exit 5 South. Probably will be for several more hours.

That's why a 5 day BOB lives by the front door.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:04:08 AM EST
Originally Posted By MikeSH:
Plus I woke up Hard Rock and warned them. I thought the wreck was closer to them than me.

Don't do that again please. We're far enough away that we didn't even hear it.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:36:14 AM EST
Originally Posted By Bubbles:
Originally Posted By MikeSH:
Plus I woke up Hard Rock and warned them. I thought the wreck was closer to them than me.

Don't do that again please. We're far enough away that we didn't even hear it.


Link Posted: 11/20/2012 7:44:34 AM EST
Exit 5 ?? near ??
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 9:50:23 AM EST
Originally Posted By MikeSH:
From what I heard from the truckers on the CB. A car was Southbound in the northbound lanes. It collided with a big rig. The trucker and his wife got out and away. 2 ppl in the car died. R.I.P

I wasn't the only one woke up by the explosions. 3 other neighbors were as well. Plus I woke up Hard Rock and warned them. I thought the wreck was closer to them than me. I was concerned about toxic material/fumes. Turns out I'm the closest Arfcommer. It is ~1/4 mile from me. North bound 81 is closed from exit 5 South. Probably will be for several more hours.

That's why a 5 day BOB lives by the front door.


Will need Google map reference for proof.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 9:55:01 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/20/2012 9:55:40 AM EST by VolvotechT5]
It was at exit 5 on I81 north in WV. I saw the remains of a tractor and trailer at about 6:45am. It looked like it burned up pretty good. I could only make out what a apperid to be an engine and parts of the trailer. Traffic was backed up from exit 5 to the WV rest area. Then again at the VA/WV line. Looked like they had 81 north shut down and were derviting traffic to rt11.

Hope no one was killed.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 11:59:14 AM EST
Drove by the scene on 81 multiple times today's. It seems it burned hot enough to destroy the asphalt on the road and burned up a 10-15 ft radius of grass too.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 12:12:18 PM EST
I just read on the news that a driver entered I81 at exit 5 going the wrong way. The driver of the SUV was killed.
I will search for a link.


The grass was cooked a good bit. There may have been another burn spot about 100-150 yards south on the right of the POI. It may have been something else unrelated. I know it wasn't there yesterday.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 12:36:36 PM EST
http://www.herald-mail.com/news/hm-one-lane-of-northbound-i81-in-south-berkeley-county-remains-closed-after-crash-20121120,0,714363.story



Sorry I don't know how to hot link it.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 1:07:24 PM EST
How does someone do this?
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 1:20:29 PM EST
Originally Posted By 1badf350:
How does someone do this?


I'm am thinking they could be traveling or they were drunk. This is very close to home. I use that exit to go to and from work everyday and I don't see how anyone could be confused by the EXIT.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 2:38:21 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/20/2012 2:39:02 PM EST by Bubbles]
Originally Posted By 1badf350:
How does someone do this?

From westbound 51 to 81 south is a left turn at a traffic light. Turning left at the light just before the exit means you'll be accelerating down the northbound offramp.

My bet given the time is the driver was either drunk or tired.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 3:16:13 PM EST
Originally Posted By VolvotechT5:
http://www.herald-mail.com/news/hm-one-lane-of-northbound-i81-in-south-berkeley-county-remains-closed-after-crash-20121120,0,714363.story



Sorry I don't know how to hot link it.


here ya go:

http://www.herald-mail.com/news/hm-one-lane-of-northbound-i81-in-south-berkeley-county-remains-closed-after-crash-20121120,0,714363.story

Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:42:03 PM EST
Originally Posted By 1badf350:
How does someone do this?


Dude, I see idiots turn the wrong way on those ramps on exit 5 every week. I have no idea why they do it but they do. Stupidity should be painful... this time, it was lethal. I feel sorry for the driver and passenger of the SUV but people need to pay attention to what they are doing when driving.

And Mike, I forgive you for calling me at 2 in the morning. You were watching our back. Owe you one.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 3:44:34 AM EST
had this in my email at work this morning, I assume its the same one.


I-81N at MM 323.0
Description:
On I-81 at mile marker 323 in the County of Frederick, motorists can expect potential delays due to an incident. The north left shoulder, left lane, right lane, and right shoulder are closed.
A detour has been established for Exit 323 to direct northbound traffic on to Route 669 eastbound to US-11 North to turn west onto Business Park Drive and back to Interstate 81 North at Exit 8 in West Virginia.
Last updated:
Tue 11/20/2012 6:40 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 12:29:24 PM EST
That's it.
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