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Massive pileup along the Pennsylvania Turnpike

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Multiple pileups created a traffic nightmare along the Pennsylvania Turnpike Friday morning,  FOX29 reports.

The crash took place near the Willow Grove Exit (#351) on the eastbound side of the Pa. Turnpike. Traffic was backed up for miles leaving hundreds of drivers stranded.

At least 50 to 100 cars, trucks and SUVs were involved in the series of wrecks.

According to FOX29 reports, the first accident occurred around 7:40 a.m., believed to be caused by a tractor trailer, and then chain reaction after chain reaction occurred afterwards in the same area.

Pennsylvania State Police believe that motorists driving too close and too fast for the conditions may have played a role in the chain-reaction crashes.

The Turnpike was closed at Bensalem to Willow Grove.

Drivers should expect heavy delays and find alternate routes.

 

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5 Comments to “Massive pileup along the Pennsylvania Turnpike”

    Henry said:
    February 14, 2014 at 11:32 AM

    Thanks for raising the speed limit back up. Do you take pills to be stupid or were
    you born that way.

      veb said:
      February 14, 2014 at 12:22 PM

      How about we put some blame on the people that were following too closely? People really need to start taking responsibility for their own actions.

    MyTakeOnIt said:
    February 14, 2014 at 12:24 PM

    "Pennsylvania State Police believe that motorists driving too close and too fast for the conditions may have played a role."

    Gee, ya think?

    Brett W. said:
    February 14, 2014 at 3:48 PM

    Yes I agree with PSP !

    blw said:
    February 15, 2014 at 12:48 PM

    It is only common sense.All the time they tailgate. To much traffic to control. Hi Maryellen!

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