Wednesday, July 17, 2019

TRAFFIC ALERT: Multi-Vehicle Crash on Interstate 81 near McAdoo Causing Traffic Problems; Interstate Closed

A crash in Luzerne County on Interstate 81 is causing traffic problems on Interstate 81 and in the borough of McAdoo.

Around 10:30am, emergency personnel were dispatched to northbound lanes of Interstate 81 near Mile marker 141 in Luzerne County for a motor vehicle accident involving multiple vehicles and injuries and entrapment.

As of 11:15am, very few details are available on the specifics of the crash.

Due to the crash, Interstate 81 northbound is closed between McAdoo/Tamaqua and the Greater Hazleton Exits, with traffic beginning to back up in the northbound lanes.

UPDATE:  4 Helicopters have been called for those injured in the crash.

The backlog also causing traffic problems in McAdoo due to the flow of vehicles attempting to use Route 309 as a detour.

Avoid the area until the crash is clear.

Stay tuned for more information as it comes available.

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