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59 vehicles in Pennsylvania pileup on snowy, slick highway

Written by The Associated Press | Dec 15, 2016 11:07 AM
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(Dubois) -- PennDOT says 59 vehicles crashed in a snowy pileup along a western Pennsylvania highway, and injuries are reported.

Spokesman Jim Carroll says 22 tractor-trailers and 37 cars are involved the crash on Interstate 80 in Jefferson County.

He says the number and severity of injuries is unclear.

The crash was one of three that shut down different stretches of I-80 in the western part of the state.

Lake effect snow bands were being blamed for slick roads and poor visibility.

A jack-knifed tractor-trailer caught fire in Mercer County near the Ohio border.

Another crash closed a separate stretch of the highway elsewhere in Mercer County.

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