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UPDATE: Tractor trailer accident closes two lanes of I-81 in Cumberland County

Updated: Monday, September 23 2013, 09:38 PM CDT
Posted by: Lauren McLane

UPDATED 10:37 P.M.

Both lanes of I-81 south are now open, according to PennDOT and Cumberland County Department of Public Safety.


CARLISLE -- No one was injured in an accident at mile marker 42 southbound on Interstate 81 in West Pennsboro Township on Monday afternoon.

The accident occurred around 4:30 p.m. when a tractor trailer struck another vehicle. The tractor trailer was jack-knifed and leaking fluid.

As of 8:50 p.m., police and crews were able to reopen one lane.

There are still massive backups on I-81 in the Carlisle area, with traffic backed up past all of the Carlisle exits.

Officials are asking anyone trying to go south on 81 through Carlisle to use an alternate route. Allen Road, exit 44, is also backed up in the area.

Thanks to Tersea Custer for the photo of the accident.  UPDATE: Tractor trailer accident closes two lanes of I-81 in Cumberland County


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