1/18/2013 11:30 AM
by Nadine Grimley
I-77 Southbound has been reopened in Virginia near mile marker one after being closed over night causing traffic headaches and major delays for drivers on the other side of the tunnel.
The Southbound lanes of I-77 remain closed in Virginia Friday morning, but traffic is already being detoured in West Virginia.
The West Virginia Parkways Authority is forcing all southbound traffic to exit the Interstate at Exit 9 in Princeton. Turnpike and Division of Highways crews will be monitoring traffic during the morning commute. Officials state that if more back ups should happen, traffic will be diverted at Exit 20 in Camp Creek.
Drivers are encouraged to avoid this area until the Virginia Department of Transportation is able to reopen the road.
Those traveling should expect major delays.
Overnight crews were able to turn drivers around that were caught in traffic on the West Virginia side.