SMITHTON (KDKA) — Interstate 70 in Westmoreland County is now reopened after a crash and explosion involving a tractor trailer.READ MORE: Allegheny Co. Police Investigating After Woman Found With Gunshot Wound In City Of Duquesne
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.READ MORE: West Virginia Woman Admits She Was Paid For Trafficking Teen
— 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.MORE NEWS: Friends, Family Hold Funeral Service For 15-Year-Old Steven Eason And Call For Justice
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