TribLIVE

| State


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

PennDOT closes 2 stretches of I-80 due to ice

Daily Photo Galleries

By The Associated Press
Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, 8:54 a.m.
 

SHAWVILLE — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has completely closed a 10-mile stretch of Interstate 80 in western Pennsylvania due to icy conditions as well as a seven-mile stretch of the highway's westbound lanes in central Pennsylvania.

PennDOT says the westbound closure between the Lock Haven and Loganton exits in Clinton County was expected to last until early afternoon. The entire highway is expected to remain closed for about the same time frame for 10 miles between the Shawville and Phillipsburg exits in Clearfield County.

Rainy conditions were causing icy roads early Wednesday, because the ground remains cold and frozen from weeks of below-freezing temperatures and snow.

State police in Clearfield County were reporting multiple crashes, some involving tractor-trailers. The westbound closure in Clinton County resulted from reports of jackknifed tractor-trailers.

There was no immediate word on injuries.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Pennsylvania

  1. Observers mixed on grid backup amid carbon rules, natural gas uncertainty
  2. Home sellers are able to remain mum about violent crimes committed there
  3. Construction of $500M power plant in South Huntingdon stalled
  4. Armed doctor’s actions in Philly shooting reinvigorates debate on gun-carry
  5. Environmental groups win in open records case against Corbett
  6. Upper St. Clair family’s efforts pay off as governor signs Down syndrome education bill
  7. Wolf: Wealthy should pay more to cut school taxes
  8. Stronger laws in play in Mercer County starvation case
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.