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Accident on Parkway East backs up traffic several miles

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By Megan Henney
Thursday, June 12, 2014, 4:54 p.m.
 

A motorist crashed into and knocked over a pole on the outbound Parkway East between the Penn Hills and Monroeville exits, clogging the Thursday afternoon commute.

Motorists should expect “significant delays,” said Steve Cowan, a PennDOT spokesman.

He said traffic was backed up several miles but all lanes were reopen about 4:30 p.m. The accident occurred about 3 p.m.

“My suggestion to motorists would be, if you have an opportunity to take a different route, you may want to consider it at this point,” he said.

Emergency responders were tending to the driver, but Cowan was unsure if anyone was injured.

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