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Route 26 over the Pine Grove Mills Mountain closed for several hours after crash Sunday

Medical helicopter called to crash on McAlevys Fort Road

The southbound lane of state Route 26 over the Pine Grove Mills Mountain was used Sunday afternoon as emergency crews responded to a crash on McAlevys Fort Road in Huntingdon County.
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The southbound lane of state Route 26 over the Pine Grove Mills Mountain was used Sunday afternoon as emergency crews responded to a crash on McAlevys Fort Road in Huntingdon County.

The southbound lane of state Route 26 over the Pine Grove Mills Mountain in Ferguson Township was closed at its intersection with Route 45 for several hours Sunday afternoon as emergency crews responded to a crash.

Alpha Fire Company was called to assist Huntingdon County stations at 12:53 p.m. with a multivehicle crash with “entrapment and fire” on the 2200 block of McAlevys Fort Road in Barree Township, near the intersection with Harrys Valley Road, according to 911 dispatch reports. A medical helicopter was also called to the scene.

Fire police at the base of the mountain on the Centre County side didn’t have many details on the crash, but said the road could be closed “for awhile.” Traffic was also stopped at Charter Oak Road on the Huntingdon County side.

By 4:30 p.m., the road had reopened, according to 511pa.com.

Shaver’s Creek Valley Fire Company, Twin Creeks EMS, Mount Nittany ALS, Centre County EMS units and state police were among those that also responded.

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