SMITHTON (KDKA) — Interstate 70 in Westmoreland County is now reopened after a crash and explosion involving a tractor trailer.
According to state police, the tractor trailer was carrying propane tanks that exploded.
It happened around 11 a.m. in the eastbound lanes of I-70.
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According to PennDOT’s 511PA Twitter page, the highway had to be complete closed down between Exit 49 in Smithton and Exit 53 in Yukon to be cleaned up.
UPDATE: Other incident on I-70 eastbound between Exit 49 – Smithton and Exit 51A – PA 31 East. All lanes closed.
— 511PA Pittsburgh (@511PAPittsburgh) January 31, 2019
State police say no injuries were reported.
UPDATE: A truck tractor carrying propane tanks exploded causing I-70 to shut down. No injuries reported at this time. Working on rerouting traffic.
— TroopB (@PSPTroopBPIO) January 31, 2019
Just before 3 p.m., state police say they cleared the scene and reopened the roadway. However, delays and slow-moving traffic were expected in the area for some time.
Stay with KDKA for the latest on this developing story.