PA Turnpike Accident Today
Early on Thursday morning, a truck driver was hurt in a collision that shut down the westbound lanes of the Pennsylvania Turnpike for more than eight hours. Truck, tractor-trailer, and hazmat crews were all engaged in the collision. According to the State Police, a Mack truck’s driver was sent to Allegheny General Hospital. There was no immediate word on his health.
Lanes Reopened After The PA Turnpike Accident
At around 2:15 p.m., the lanes reopened. According to a Turnpike tweet, the collision had also closed the left lane on the eastbound side, causing “severe delays” until emergency services arrived.
Driving was dangerous on Thursday morning due to the foggy weather in Western Pennsylvania. A dense fog warning for the area was issued by the National Weather Service and remained in effect until 11 a.m. In several places, visibility was little more than a quarter of a mile.
When Did The PA Turnpike Crash Happen?
The crash happened before 6 a.m. in the westbound lanes between the Cranberry and Beaver Valley exits. Drivers were forced to take a 60-mile detour as a result of an incident involving at least two tractor-trailers that closed a portion of the Pennsylvania Turnpike for many hours on Thursday morning.
The collision resulted in a tanker truck striking the median barrier in addition to the tractor-trailers. Drivers were forced to take a 60-mile detour while crews worked for hours to clear the site. On both sides of the roadway, there were severe delays that lasted for hours. After 2 PM, crews successfully cleaned up the area.
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