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Just a glimpse of the horrific aftermath of the I80 pil... Just a glimpse of the horrific aftermath of the I80 pile up near mile marker 128 (Deven Clark, Twitter)
A chain-reaction crash involving roughly 50 vehicles on an icy roadway will leave the westbound lanes of Interstate 80 in western Pennsylvania closed until about 10 p.m.

Marla Fannin, a spokeswoman for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, revised the estimate after previously saying officials hoped to reopen the lanes earlier.

The pile-up near the Clearfield exit Wednesday morning involved several tractor-trailers and one gasoline tanker. Officials at Clearfield Hospital say they are treating 14 accident victims, all of whom had minor to moderate injuries.

Rain falling on frozen ground caused the icy conditions.

The closed lanes are in a 13-mile stretch between the Clearfield and Phillipsburg exits.

Ice also closed I-80 lanes between Loganton and Lock Haven, about 50 miles east of the crash. They reopened about 11 a.m.





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      renner1234
      • 1 Year Ago
      Respect Mother Nature or she will bit you in the butt.
      jktkw
      • 1 Year Ago
      not again! two simple words people...SLOW DOWN!! I grew up driving in such conditions and never been in a major pile-up
      decrease screen
      • 1 Year Ago
      I've driven that stretch in the past.......one time when I was returning from a visit to Buffalo, I got wedged in between two semi's and another one alongside me......it was the scariest situation I had ever been in while driving in my life. I hate truckers.......oh and it was in the winter, and it was snowing. Those drivers are responsible for far too many accidents on our roads.
      Hello Joe
      • 1 Year Ago
      Keep trying to prove something to someone in weather you shouldn't be rolling in super truckers, this is the result every time.
      Craig
      • 1 Year Ago
      It's Olympic season, I guess they thought this was their chance to make the turnpike into the bobsled run.
      Oldtruthfull
      • 1 Year Ago
      Several tractor trailers? Why not title this A multitude of four wheelers and seveal tractor trailers. Oh NO then it would not sound as if it was a truck drivers fault. With thew poor condition of PA roads this is not unusual.
        Tom
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Oldtruthfull
        First, the article does not infer in any way, shape, or form that there was a truck that caused the accident. As for the numbers, it was 40 tractor trailers and 10 other vehicles so, although no indication of fault, there were 4 trucks per 1 other vehicle. Lastly, the condition of Pennsylvania roads (although I will agree are poor) had absolutely nothing to do with this accident. There was a quick onset of freezing rain that would have the same result on any state's highways.
      brdkell
      • 1 Year Ago
      Bad drivers are everywhere tailgating so if one crashes we all can crash. I see it all over where I travel.. Its just amazing how not smart so many people are. the way y'all drive reflects how you are viewed.. Truck drivers are not professional anymore, matter of fact a couple of friends I know have went back to driving truck said the drug use in truck drivers has got crazy so don't trust truck drivers as good drivers. I just wish y'all would take driving more serious since more people die and get in wheelchairs from car accidents.
        Vinny
        • 1 Year Ago
        @brdkell
        I live in Georgia, a state not known for brilliance in most things, however, I have to say that Georgia drivers use their indicators more than most states I travel to. It's rare to see drivers around the Atlanta highways NOT using their traffic indicators. In my many years of 70K per year driving I believe Florida drivers are the most disrespectful than ANY OTHER STATE. They are either stupid, senile,totally stressed, or drugged out of their minds, and their driving reflects it. In California one can get a ticket for changing lanes without first indicating ones intention, and that should be enforced all over the country. We are NOT mind readers, and there's no 'gismo' that will do it.
          stvhndyman
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Vinny
          I lived in the Atlanta area for 13 years and I almost never saw ANYONE use their turn signals. In Atl if you use your turn signal to change lanes people will speed up to fill that spot you were trying to get into. If you use your turn signal... "you ain't from around here, are you"
        shaybird
        • 1 Year Ago
        @brdkell
        Y'all. Really? It's bad enough you speak that way, you have to type it too.
          Mitch
          • 1 Year Ago
          @shaybird
          Better than "yinz", as you hear in the area this wreck occured.
      • 1 Year Ago
      you make $27 per hour good for you! I make up to $85 per hour working from home. My story is that I quit working at shoprite to work online and with a little effort I easily bring in around $45 per hour to $85 per hour heres a good example of what I'm doing more detail here.. WWW.DUB40.COM
      Vinny
      • 1 Year Ago
      Look at all the boxes in the trucks, Check out your local Big Lots in about 3 weeks, the stuff will be really CHEAP.
      Neen
      • 1 Year Ago
      I am so tired of no one taking responsibility. People who do not pay attention to their driving NOT THE TRUCK DRIVERS! cause the wrecks. The drivers out there who feel they have to drive everyone elses vehicle and theirs too. As long as we have highways there will always be someone who wants to go faster than you do. So get out of the way. My job requires me to be out everyday and I do not understand how we have so many people who are in such a big hurry. Try getting up earlier and quit blaming everyone else for your laziness. Grow up people.
        golemur
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Neen
        Yup. You're right.
        Tom
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Neen
        I agree. I see the morons in the little 4 cyl. cars flying in the rain or snow .
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Neen
        Yah, most truck drivers get the blame, when they are innocent, seen so many 4wheelers doing crap n the truck driver avoided a huge accident but noone gives the truck driver any praise for it......ROLL ON TRUCKERS..........
        klasakt
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Neen
        Excellent! I just listened to my OTR trucker husband complain about expensive vehicles cutting him off in bumper to bumper traffic because they thought it would get them further down the road in bumper-bumper traffic. Two miles later each one that had cut him off just to move in front of him by one vehicle turned off on the next exit heading to Vail for skiing ... all five were sitting at the stop-light upon exiting ... nice big bumper to bumper pile-up. Cutting my husband off did not get them any faster to Vail and their skiing week-end. My husband continued down the road, driving carefully exceedingly glad that the masses were turning off the interstate for their skiing.
      kathie
      • 1 Year Ago
      2 times in less than a week! Last week, over 100 cars on the turnpike, same thing, ice. Of course, officials are saying speed was a factor, but they removed 45mph speed restrictions at 6am. Most people were driving well under that, approximately 35mph. But our gas tax (to fund roads) and our tolls have risen steadily every year. Time to move south.
        Tom
        • 1 Year Ago
        @kathie
        I can tell you for a FACT after working on the Pa turnpike for many years very few are driving under or at the speed limit. You throw a statement around like you know what you are talking about. But you do not. When it rains so hard that you can not see 20 feet in front of you some people turn on their four ways and keep driving at slow speeds and others just keep flying and what happens with that mix? Get off of the road in a rest area and let the ones speeding crash into each other. You also have the morons that drive the left lane thinking that they have something figured out. Well in rain I have seen cars hit a puddle 20 feet long in a hard rain and stall out around mm266, I think that one has been repaired. But there are many more. Some pipes are too small to handle the water. Get in the right land and slow down.
          RJ
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Tom
          Klasakt--FYI In many states it is mandatory to use you 4 way flashers when you are driving 20 mph or more below the posted speed limit.
          klasakt
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Tom
          Four-way flashers are for distress or emergencies ONLY .... not to caution drivers around you about hazardous conditions or that you "feel unsafe with the road/weather conditions." I am behind someone with their four-ways going and I think they are having car trouble or there is an emergency. If you feel it is too hazardous to be driving, get off the road. I had a reputation for driving fast ... actually still do. One day I was heading home from work. It was starting to snow. As the conditions got worse (leading to white out conditions), I continued to drop my speed. By the time I got home 45 minutes later .... usually took 20 minutes, I was down to 20 mph (from 55 mph). I had a basic Jeep Cherokee with 4WD. EVERY car that went flying past me as I slowed with the worsening condition, I later passed up as they sat in the ditch. If you know what your vehicle can do, and you know how to drive, and you are focused on nothing but driving the only thing you have to watch for are the idiots that think driving with their four-ways is "safe" or the ones with 4WD who think they are invincible.
      • 1 Year Ago
      you make $27 per hour good for you! I make up to $85 per hour working from home. My story is that I quit working at shoprite to work online and with a little effort I easily bring in around $45 per hour to $85 per hour heres a good example of what I'm doing more detail here.. WWW.DUB40.COM
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