Pennsylvania highways shut down by snow

Created: 12/26/2013 3:07 PM WHEC.com
By: Associated Press

Snow is causing some travel problems in Pennsylvania on this day after Christmas.

Portions of both the Pennsylvania Turnpike and Interstate 78 have been shut down in snowy eastern Pennsylvania after chain-reaction pileups involved dozens of vehicles on slippery roads.

Turnpike officials say 35 vehicles piled up in related accidents, blocking westbound lanes and causing a 4-mile backup about 50 miles west of Philadelphia. A turnpike spokeswoman says backed-up vehicles were cleared and about 10 people were taken to hospitals, with no reports of fatalities.

Meanwhile, state police say about 40 vehicles piled up in multiple morning crashes on I-78 and shut down the highway about five miles of westbound lanes in Berks County.

Police say no one was killed, though one person was flown to a hospital by helicopter.


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  • Wind: E 6mph
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