Snow Squall Causes 40+ Car Crash on Busy Pennsylvania Highway
If you got one of those snow squall warnings on your phone earlier today and didn’t take it seriously in our area: we have a story from just west of our area that serves as a reminder about how serious these events can truly be.
A massive crash — involving as many as 40 vehicles — closed parts of Interstate 81 in Schuylkill County, PA. The accident took place as a heavy snow squall worked through the area causing reduced visibility and dangerous conditions on the roadway.
Yes, that’s the same snow squall that moved through our area a little later as it trekked further east.
It was not clear immediately what took place to start the crash, but smoke can be seen billowing from a tractor-trailer. Several passenger cars were also involved in the accident.
There was no immediate report of any serious injuries as a result of the crash. However, crews remain on the scene.
The accident took place near mile marker 116 in the area of Minersville, PA, the reports say. That's about 100 miles to the northwest of Philadelphia, PA.