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I-64 lanes reopened after wrecks cleared

ST. ALBANS, W.Va. (AP) — The eastbound lanes of Interstate 64 are open again after a 38-vehicle wreck on the Nitro-St. Albans bridge.

The crash Thursday night left 28 people injured, including nine who had to be cut out of their vehicles. Emergency officials said a half dozen suffered serious injuries, but most sustained cuts and bruises.

There were so many people involved in the chain reaction, a bus was called in to transport some from the scene.

Witnesses say the pileup of wrecked vehicles transformed the bridge into a scene from junk yard with dozens of battered cars and trucks.

A sudden rain squall had hit the area before the wrecks.

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