Friday, March 24, 2023

Schuylkill County Coroner Called to Scene of Crash on Route 61 South of Pottsville; Roadway Closed

The Schuylkill County Coroner's office has been called to the scene of a crash on Route 61 south of Pottsville.

The crash occurred just after 5:30pm in the southbound lanes of Route 61 in North Manheim Township in the area of Wiener's Metal.

Early reports were the crash involved 2 vehicles with heavy entrapment, one vehicle on its side and another on its roof.  Multiple people were reported to be entrapped.

Just after 6:00pm, the Schuylkill County Coroner's Office was called to the scene for at least one victim.

As of 6:30pm, Route 61 was closed at Mauch Chunk Street on the north side and Mount Carbon Arch Road on the south side.  Expect the road to be closed for an extended period of time.