2 people sent to hospital after two-vehicle crash on I-77

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A two-vehicle accident shuts down the northbound lanes of Interstate 77 Monday evening for about a half hour.

The accident happened at 6:24 p.m. Monday, at mile marker 171.5, just north of the Mineral Wells exit.

Details are limited at this time.

Wood county 9-1-1 dispatchers say an SUV and a 4-door sedan were involved in the crash.

First responders had to use the Jaws of Life to remove two people from the sedan.

They were transported to Camden Clark Medical Center. There is no word yet on the severity of their injuries.

Parkersburg Police say preliminary reports show weather appears to have played a role in the crash.

At least one section of guard rail was also damaged.

Parkersburg Police, Parkersburg Fire as well as Camden Clark and St. Joseph's ambulance services all responded to the scene.

We will have more information online and in our newscasts as soon as it becomes available.