Accident ties up traffic on Route 30, possibly delaying shoppers
By The Tribune-Review
Published: Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, 10:33 p.m.
Some shoppers trying to find deals at a Hempfield plaza may have been delayed after an accident caused traffic to back up on Route 30.
Grapeville fire Chief Dan Nescot said shortly after Target opened its doors at 8 p.m. Thursday, the department responded to a two-vehicle accident in the turning lane toward the shopping complex.
No injuries were reported, but one car had to be towed and multiple lanes shut down in the busy corridor, including the entrance to Hempfield Square, which is home to Giant Eagle, Lowes, Petsmart and Target stores.
The main intersection at Hempfield Boulevard that serves as an entrance to the plaza was blocked, Nescot said.
The eastbound side of Route 30 was also limited to one lane while emergency crews cleared the scene, Nescot said.
Along with Grapeville, fire companies from North Hempfield, High Park and Fort Allen responded to help direct traffic, which was necessary for about an hour, he said.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Westmoreland County Controller Balzer, IRS at odds
- No apology from Greensburg driver in DUI death
- Hempfield couple charged in thefts
- Ligonier man charged with harassing estranged wife
- Mt. Pleasant Area School District looks to hire assistant superintendent
- Latrobe will join county land bank
- Mt. Pleasant Rotary makes donations to community organizations
- Donegal American Legion Post 941 helps nonprofits
- Man charged with pointing gun at woman in Rostraver
- Yukon Pet Adoption League, founder settle spat
- Penn-Trafford board promotes Inglese