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Pa. Turnpike reopens following 3 vehicle crash in Cumberland County

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CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Pa.–The Pennsylvania Turnpikehas reopened in both directions between the Breezewood Exit (# 161) and the Carlisle Exit (# 226). It was closed earlier Monday due to a three-vehicle crash at milepost 215.3 eastbound. All motorists in this area should remain alert for slow-moving or stopped traffic as they approach the Breezewood and Carlisle exits.

 

Original Report:

The Pennsylvania Turnpike has reopened after being closed for several hours this morning.

The Pennsylvania Turnpike was closed in both directions between the Breezewood Exit (# 161) and the Carlisle Exit (# 226) due to a crash that occurred at milepost 215.3 early Monday. The incident involves two tractor-trailers and a minivan in the eastbound lanes . One of the tractor-trailers overturned, according to Turnpike officials. Four people were taken to an area hospital for treatment.

Drivers in this area should stay alert for congestion with slow-moving or stopped traffic as they approach the Breezewood and Carlisle exits and use extra caution.

The westbound lane reopened this morning, with the eastbound lanes reopening at about 10:30 a.m.

To learn more about PA Turnpike conditions  use one of these resources:

ON THE PA TURNPIKE

  • Variable & Digital Message Signs— nearly 100 signs along the Turnpike
  • Highway Advisory Radio— 1640 AM (tune-in near interchanges)

BY PHONE

ON THE WEB