U.S. 22 reopens following incident

WEIRTON – Traffic has reopened in both directions on U.S. 22 near Weirton following a brief closure this afternoon.

Traffic going both east and westbound was shut down and re-routed after reports of a line falling across the highway near the Harmon Creek exit.

According to officials, fiber optic cables from Frontier has fallen across the traffic lanes. Officials are still investigating why the lines fell.

No additional information was immediately available.