MILL CREEK, W.Va. — An early morning accident on Mill Creek Mountain on Thursday, November 19, caused several hours of road closures. At 3:54 a.m. the Henlawson and Lake Fire Departments received a call of a tractor trailer being jack-knifed on the summit of Mill Creek Mountain.
Upon arrival of the fire crews, they found the truck’s trailer almost over the mountain and in a very dangerous position. The driver of the truck, from New York State, failed to negotiate the sharp curve and hit the guard rail, saving the truck from going over the embankment.
Public Information Officer and Assistant Fire Chief Tim Granger of the Henlawson Fire Department reports that after almost seven hours, crews from Gaylock’s Wrecking Service were able to ease the truck back onto the road and guide it back off the mountain.
No injuries were reported and the road was reopened around 11:30 a.m. Thursday morning.