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Vehicle fire, then crash close Pa. turnpike lanes

April 1, 2014
Associated Press

DONEGAL, Pa. (AP) — The westbound lanes of the Pennsylvania Turnpike between Somerset and Donegal were expected to reopen at dawn after a vehicle fire and a related crash closed them overnight.

The lane restrictions began the vehicle fire was reported about 9:45 p.m. Monday at mile marker 100.

But the situation got worse after a turnpike service truck responded to the scene, only to be hit by a tractor-trailer which caught fire shortly after 10:30 p.m.

That prompted officials to close the westbound turnpike between Somerset, at mile marker 110, and Donegal, and mile marker 91.

Crews expected to have the road clear by daybreak Tuesday.



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