Logging truck wreck shuts down traffic

A logging truck flipped on its side, shutting down traffic on the westbound lane of Route 33 in Lewis County on Tuesday morning.

The vehicle, owned by Grimes Trucking in Dailey, lost control and slid on its side for more than 300 feet, spilling its cargo all over the highway, police said.

The Lewis County branch of the West Virginia State Police and representatives from the state Division of Highways as well as the Weston and Jackson’s Mill volunteer fire departments responded to the accident.

Workers were able to open one lane and allow traffic to bypass onto the old Route 33 road. Crews were expecting to work until around 5 p.m. to make sure the road was safe for motorists.

No injuries were reported. The driver of the truck, Robert Lambert from Randolph County, was charged with failure to use due care, according to State Police officials.

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