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Tractor trailers, dozens of cars crash on Pa. Turnpike

AP - Vehicles are piled up in an accident, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, in Bensalem. Traffic accidents involving multiple tractor trailers and dozens of cars have completely blocked one side of the Pennsylvania Turnpike outside Philadelphia and caused some injuries.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>Vehicles are piled up in an accident, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, in Bensalem. Traffic accidents involving multiple tractor trailers and dozens of cars have completely blocked one side of the Pennsylvania Turnpike outside Philadelphia and caused some injuries.
AP - Vehicles are piled up in an accident on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, in Bensalem. Traffic accidents involving multiple tractor trailers and dozens of cars have completely blocked one side of the Pennsylvania Turnpike outside Philadelphia and caused some injuries.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>Vehicles are piled up in an accident on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, in Bensalem. Traffic accidents involving multiple tractor trailers and dozens of cars have completely blocked one side of the Pennsylvania Turnpike outside Philadelphia and caused some injuries.
AP - Vehicles are piled up in an accident, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, in Bensalem. Traffic accidents involving multiple tractor trailers and dozens of cars have completely blocked one side of the Pennsylvania Turnpike outside Philadelphia and caused some injuries.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>Vehicles are piled up in an accident, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, in Bensalem. Traffic accidents involving multiple tractor trailers and dozens of cars have completely blocked one side of the Pennsylvania Turnpike outside Philadelphia and caused some injuries.
AP - A man gets out of a SUV, one of many vehicles piled up in an accident, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, in Bensalem. Traffic accidents involving multiple tractor trailers and dozens of cars have completely blocked one side of the Pennsylvania Turnpike outside Philadelphia and caused some injuries.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>A man gets out of a SUV, one of many vehicles piled up in an accident, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, in Bensalem. Traffic accidents involving multiple tractor trailers and dozens of cars have completely blocked one side of the Pennsylvania Turnpike outside Philadelphia and caused some injuries.
AP - Vehicles are piled up in an accident, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, in Bensalem. Traffic accidents involving multiple tractor trailers and dozens of cars have completely blocked one side of the Pennsylvania Turnpike outside Philadelphia and caused some injuries.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>Vehicles are piled up in an accident, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, in Bensalem. Traffic accidents involving multiple tractor trailers and dozens of cars have completely blocked one side of the Pennsylvania Turnpike outside Philadelphia and caused some injuries.
AP - Vehicles are piled up in an accident, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, in Bensalem. Traffic accidents involving multiple tractor trailers and dozens of cars have completely blocked one side of the Pennsylvania Turnpike outside Philadelphia and caused some injuries.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>Vehicles are piled up in an accident, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, in Bensalem. Traffic accidents involving multiple tractor trailers and dozens of cars have completely blocked one side of the Pennsylvania Turnpike outside Philadelphia and caused some injuries.
AP - Vehicles are piled up in an accident Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, in Bensalem. Traffic accidents involving multiple tractor trailers and dozens of cars have completely blocked one side of the Pennsylvania Turnpike outside Philadelphia and caused some injuries.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>Vehicles are piled up in an accident Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, in Bensalem. Traffic accidents involving multiple tractor trailers and dozens of cars have completely blocked one side of the Pennsylvania Turnpike outside Philadelphia and caused some injuries.
AP - Vehicles are piled up in an accident Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, in Bensalem. Traffic accidents involving multiple tractor trailers and dozens of cars have completely blocked one side of the Pennsylvania Turnpike outside Philadelphia and caused some injuries.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>Vehicles are piled up in an accident Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, in Bensalem. Traffic accidents involving multiple tractor trailers and dozens of cars have completely blocked one side of the Pennsylvania Turnpike outside Philadelphia and caused some injuries.
AP - This video frame grab provided by Fox 29 Philadelphia shows traffic accidents involving multiple tractor trailers and dozens of cars on Pennsylvania Turnpike outside Philadelphia, on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. The crashes were reported just after 8 a.m. Friday, one day after the area got about a foot of snow that left roads slick. Television news helicopter footage showed several tractor-trailers and dozens of cars involved in a series of accidents that had backed up traffic for miles between the Bensalem and Willow Grove exits.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>This video frame grab provided by Fox 29 Philadelphia shows traffic accidents involving multiple tractor trailers and dozens of cars on Pennsylvania Turnpike outside Philadelphia, on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014.  The crashes were reported just after 8 a.m. Friday, one day after the area got about a foot of snow that left roads slick. Television news helicopter footage showed several tractor-trailers and dozens of cars involved in a series of accidents that had backed up traffic for miles between the Bensalem and Willow Grove exits.

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By The Associated Press
Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, 10:27 a.m.
 

BENSALEM — Traffic accidents involving multiple tractor trailers and dozens of cars have completely blocked eastbound lanes of the Pennsylvania Turnpike in eastern Pennsylvania and caused some injuries.

The turnpike said the crashes reported just after 8 a.m. Friday were blocking all eastbound lanes between the Bensalem and Willow Grove exits. Drivers were advised to use alternate routes and expect heavy delays in the area.

Television news helicopter footage showed several tractor trailers and dozens of cars in what appeared to be a series of accidents that had backed up traffic for miles.

Turnpike spokesman Bill Capone told WPVI-TV that some injuries had been reported, but all were reported as minor. He said state police and other personnel were trying to attend to anyone wounded and reopening the road would take a while.

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