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PennDOT closes 2 stretches of I-80 due to ice

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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.

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