"I commend State Police, the Department of Transportation and local emergency responders for their quick response to this accident and the unified manner in which they have worked together to meet the needs of motorists involved," said PEMA Director Richard D. Flinn Jr.
Heavy lake effect snow has created treacherous driving conditions and as a result, several dozen vehicles have been involved in multiple crashes along the highway. Snow is expected to continue throughout the evening and night, which will make travel hazardous. Motorists are encouraged to avoid all unnecessary travel to allow emergency vehicles and plow trucks to safely carry out their work.
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SOURCE Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency