Travel Alert: 86-Mile Stretch of Pa. Turnpike Closed
[UPDATE] The eastbound detour was also lifted.
[UPDATE, 12:57 p.m.]: Turnpike officials report that the westbound detour at Breezewood has been lifted:
The long stretch, between Exit 75 (New Stanton) and Exit 161 (Breezewood, the Town of Motels), is closed while hazardous materials crews clean up the fuel, antifreeze and fuel leaking from the truck.
There are currently no reports of injuries from the accident.
— WPXI Traffic (@WPXITraffic) August 12, 2015
Detours are as follows:
- Westbound: I-70 east (Washington, DC) (24 miles) to exit 1A (68/40 West, Cumberland, Maryland) (65.5 miles) to exit 14B (Uniontown) following 40 west to US 119 north (63 miles) to exit 1B (PA Turnpike). Re-enter the PA Turnpike at the New Stanton Interchange (75/Old 8).
- Eastbound:US 119 south to US 40 east to I-68 east (at Cumberland, Maryland) to I-70 west. Re-enter the PA Turnpike at the Breezewood Interchange (161/Old12).
The road is expected to be cleared later today.
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