TRAFFIC ADVISORY: If you have plans to travel the turnpike on Thursday be advised.
Three-hour closure needed to recover tractor trailer over an embankment in Bedford County. This was scheduled for today but has been rescheduled for tomorrow, Thursday the 28th.
The Pa. Turnpike Commission advises motorists that an 86-mile stretch of the Turnpike will be closed westbound for approximately three hours starting at 9 a.m. on Jan. 27 between the Breezewood (Exit #161) and New Stanton (Exit #75) interchanges. The closure is necessary to recover a tractor trailer that is over an embankment near milepost 156 in Bedford County. Traffic will be detoured off at Breezewood Interchange to reenter the Turnpike at New Stanton Interchange. The more than 100-mile detour is needed because shorter alternate routes cannot safely accommodate the diverted traffic volumes.
The accident happened over the weekend and crews are now able to safely retrieve the tractor trailer from over the embankment. The recovery is expected to take approximately three hours, but the roadway will remain closed for as long as it takes to remove the wreckage.
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