Crash Shuts Down Interstate 80 Westbound

CLARION TWP., Pa. (EYT) – Interstate 80 westbound has reopened following a closure earlier today near mile marker 68 due to multiple vehicle accidents.

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According to PennDOT Community Relations Coordinator Christina Gibbs, both lanes of Interstate 80 westbound have reopened following a closure earlier today from Exit 70: US 322-Strattanville to Exit 64: PA 66 South–New Bethlehem/Clarion due to multiple crashes involving tractor-trailers.

The roadway reopened just after 1:00 p.m.

A representative of Clarion County 9-1-1 told exploreClarion.com that they received a call around 9:14 a.m. reporting a crash involving at least one tractor-trailer on Interstate 80 westbound in the area of mile marker 68.

Clarion Fire & Hose Co. 1, Clarion-based State Police, and Clarion Hospital Ambulance responded to the scene.

Corsica Fire Department was also dispatched to assist with traffic control.

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The closure follows another crash on interstate 80 westbound earlier this morning.

According to a representative of Clarion County 9-1-1, another crash involving at least one tractor-trailer, which occurred near the 61-mile marker on Interstate 80 westbound, was called in around 7:35 a.m.

Clarion Fire & Hose Co. 1, Clarion-based State Police, and Clarion Hospital Ambulance were dispatched to the scene.

No additional details are available at this time.

The scene was cleared around 8:23 a.m.

Police are expected to release information on the accidents within the next 48 hours.

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