Traffic going both ways on the Pennsylvania Turnpike is at a standstill. Snowy conditions caused a huge car pileup on the eastern Pennsylvania freeway. All lanes on the freeway going both ways are not moving due to the accident caused by slippery roads.
Officials from the turnpike reported that more than 35 cars were involved in the huge pileup that has the Pennsylvania Turnpike shutdown. The snowy freeway in has caused a 4-mile backup about 50 miles west of Philadelphia. Most of the cars are piled up near mile marker 286 on the freeway, which is about a mile outside of Reading, Pennsylvania.
“Snowy Conditions Cause Huge Pileup on Pennsylvania Turnpike”
Ten people were taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for minor injuries, according Renee Colborn a spokesperson for the turnpike. No deaths have been reported from the accident. State police officials were amazed that there were not anymore serious injuries, although one person needed to be flown to the hospital by helicopter.
Earlier in the day on Interstate 78 state police reported that more than 40 vehicles were involved in fender benders due to the snowy conditions. The accidents on that portion of the freeway caused a five mile backup in the westbound lanes. No serious injuries were reported from that series of accidents either.