WASHINGTON CO. (KDKA) — I-70 was closed in both directions Friday due to a tractor-trailer crash near the Bentleyville exit in Washington County.

Westbound and eastbound lanes were closed and detoured between Ginger Hill and Kammerer. Motorists can travel Toll 43, Route 40 and Route 519 to get around the area.

The area was closed for several hours.

Police say the tractor-trailer driver lost control of the vehicle while taking a drink of water. The vehicle truck several barriers and the trailer portion flipped onto its side.

This is the second accident to close I-70 in Washington County today. Another crash happened between the Kammerer and Dunningsville exits around 4:30 a.m.

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