Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Interstate 81 Closed near Minersville Due to Crash; Coroner Called

As of 10:00pm, Wednesday, Interstate 81 was closed for the second time in one day due to a crash.

Around 8:00pm, Wednesday, emergency personnel were called to the southbound lanes of Interstate 81 at mile marker 113 in Frailey Township for a motor vehicle accident involving two tractor trailers.

At the time of the crash the southbound lanes were still closed at the Hegins Exit at mile marker 112 from a crash earlier in the day.

For the second crash, the Schuylkill County Coroner's office was called to the scene for a double fatality.

No other details are available on the crash but according to the State Police at Frackville, the southbound lanes will be closed at the Minersville/Route 901 Exit for an extended period of time.   A detour has been set up to bypass the crash area and return back to the Interstate at the Tremont Exit.

More details when they become available.

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