FALLING WATERS, W.Va. (March 26, 2014) Whiteout conditions Wednesday along Interstate 81 in West Virginia led to two pileups that killed two people, injured at least seven others and involved a total of 44 cars, state police said.
The crashes, one on the northbound highway and one the southbound side, occurred at around 8:45 a.m. Wednesday in heavy snow and winds, First Sgt. C.K. Zerkle said.
The seven injured in the southbound wreck were flown by helicopters to area hospitals.
He didn't know how many vehicles were involved in each crash.
The northbound lanes remained closed Wednesday, but the southbound lanes were again open.