PA Turnpike closed because of Accidents
The PA Turnpike has been shut down because of several jack-knifed tractor trailers. The has caused a very large chain reaction. So far 16 people have been airlifted to Abington Memorial and one has gone to Doylestown Hospital. I will be following this story for the rest of the day and I will include links to local news regarding this horrible chain reaction accident. Many people are reporting very icy conditions. Everyone is pitching in to help each other. Four people are in serious condition. Barriers are being taken down and emergency exits are being opened so that the Turnpike can be cleared. There are lots of human interest stories coming out over the air (local news radio KYW1060).
2:00pm Update: West bound is being opened to allow those stuck on East bound to get off at Willow Grove, PA.
3:30 Update: East bound lanes are open and state troopers are saying that the PA Turnpike may be open by 5:00pm.
4:00pm PA Turnpike is open as per KYW1060 AM.
Thankfully there were no fatalities.