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Interstates start to open up after crashes

About 40 vehicles were involved in two crashes caused by snow squalls on Interstate 99 on Friday, closing the highway in both directions.
About 40 vehicles were involved in two crashes caused by snow squalls on Interstate 99 on Friday, closing the highway in both directions. Photo provided

Snow squalls in Centre County contributed to three multiple-vehicle crashes forcing closures on Interstates 80 and 99. About 65 vehicles were involved.

At about 11:30 a.m., a crash between Exit 133 (Kylertown) and Exit 144 (Snow Shoe) eastbound on I-80 involved about 25 vehicles, said Garnet Ninosky, safety press officer for the state Department of Transportation.

Three hours later, two multiple-vehicle crashes involving about 40 vehicles on I-99 forced closures both directions between Exit 68 (Grays Woods) and Exit 52 (Bald Eagle), Ninosky said.

I-80 eastbound is now fully reopened, and I-99 southbound and northbound between Exit 68 and Exit 52 is fully reopened, according to a PennDOT release.

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