Northeast Extension of Pa. Turnpike Reopens After Person Is Struck

A crash where a person was struck forced all traffic off the northbound Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike for about five hours Thursday morning.

The wreck happened on Interstate 476 a couple miles north of the Quakertown interchange (Exit 44) shortly before 5 a.m. There were obvious signs a person was struck on the roadway, it was unclear why that person was on the roadway. Pennsylvania State Police have yet to reveal the person’s condition.

Traffic quickly backed up for more than 1 mile as Pennsylvania State Police forced all drivers off to exit at Quakertown as the road was closed to the Lehigh Valley Interchange (Exit 56).

The road remained closed hours later. Route 309 and even Route 611 could be used as alternate routes for drivers looking to avoid the backup on the turnpike, NBC10 First Alert Traffic reporter Sheila Watko said.

The roadway finally reopened around 10 a.m., the Pennsylvania Turnpike tweeted.

Published at Thu, 15 Oct 2020 10:21:45 +0000

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