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44 vehicles involved in Martinsburg , WV accident on I-81

Interstate 81 near Martinsburg, West Virginia was closed for several hours on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 due to an accident involving multiple vehicles. At last report, there were 44 vehicles involved and there were two fatalities.

State Police said wind and heavy snow contributed to the accident.

It is best not to drive in extreme weather conditions, but if you must drive please make safety a priority:

· Increase the distance between your vehicle and the vehicle you are following

· Reduce your speed

· Turn on your headlights and , if needed, your emergency lights to make yourself more visible to other drivers

· Reduce distractions - Turn off the radio. Don't eat or drink while driving. Stay off the phone

While inclement weather can come up unexpectedly, you can reduce the risk of injury to yourself and others by following these tips.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle collision, we are here to help you. Call (304) 343-7100 today to schedule a free consultation.

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