Major Road Closure: All lanes of I-79 North near Weston to be shut down for several hours Saturday

LEWIS COUNTY, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Highways advises that two of two northbound lanes of I-79 at mile marker 99 near the Weston exit have been closed due to significant damage to the interstate.

Both lanes of I-79 North in this area are expected to remain closed for several hours Saturday as crews work around the clock to make repairs.

The recommended detour for motorists traveling northbound on I-79 is to use Exit 96 (South Weston) to US Route 19. Continuing north, motorists will be able to get back on I-79 via the MM 105 (Jane Lew) entrance ramp.

The West Virginia Department of Transportation asks you to please use caution when driving in work zones — Just. Slow. Down. It’s everybody’s responsibility. Drivers should download the WV 511 app for regular traffic and road work updates or go to the website at For information about the project, visit Drive Forward WV or the WVDOT Facebook.

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