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Overturned Tractor Trailer Causes Traffic Problems On Turnpike In New Stanton

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

NEW STANTON (KDKA) — An accident involving a tractor trailer continues to cause some major traffic problems along the Pennsylvania Turnpike this evening in Westmoreland County.

The crash happened around 4 p.m. in the westbound lanes just past the New Stanton interchange.

The tractor trailer, which state police say was hauling feed corn, overturned and blocked traffic. Travel is getting underway today for the busy holiday weekend.

It caused traffic back-ups for 10 miles this afternoon.

State police say the truck was uprighted earlier this evening and reopened the road to a single lane. However, the Pa. Turnpike Commission said they had to close the road completely again between the Donegal and Irwin to continue clean-up.

KDKA Radio reported just before 10 p.m. that the westbound lanes have now been reopened.

There’s no word yet on what caused the crash.

The driver suffered minor injuries.

Drivers are urged to find alternative routes if they are traveling in that area as there are heavy delays.

Stay with KDKA for the latest on this developing story.

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