2 killed, dozens hurt, in snow squall wreck on Interstate 80 in Union County

Westbound traffic is being diverted today while tow trucks remove 15 to 20 cars and trucks.

  • The Associated Press

(New Columbia) — A section of Interstate 80 remains closed in central Pennsylvania hours after a multi-vehicle wreck in snow squalls left two people dead and dozens injured.

Westbound traffic is being diverted today while tow trucks remove 15 to 20 cars and trucks. PennDOT says the crash was reported at about 1 p.m. Wednesday on I-80 in White Deer Township, Union County,  as blinding snow made the highway slick.

Union County’s coroner confirmed one death and the Montour County coroner said a second person died at a hospital.

The interstate was closed for 34 miles in both directions until eastbound lanes reopened five hours later.

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