Pennsylvania highways were shuttered to a stop for the second time in less than a week thanks to a number of multi-vehicle accidents.
The accidents occurred just days after winter weather caused a massive pileup on Interstate 81 on Saturday involving more than 60 vehicles.
Freezing rain and icy conditions caused an 11 vehicle pileup on Interstate 81 in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Feb. 16.
Emergency officials reported that eight tractor trailers and three passenger vehicles were involved in the accident just before 4 a.m. in Lackawanna County. Some drivers were examined at local hospitals for minor injuries, though no major injuries were reported.
The northbound lanes of the highway were closed from Clarks Summit to East Benton until 9 a.m.
I-30 Multi-Vehicle Crash
Later that afternoon, a crash involving multiple vehicles in Lancaster County shut down both directions of traffic on U.S. 30.
Around 3 p.m. in Paradise Township officials reported that a box truck struck a telephone pole and flipped over. The telephone pole stuck out through the truck.
According to police, a pickup truck pulled out in front of the box truck, causing the box truck to swerve into the pole to avoid hitting the pickup.
U.S. 30 was closed east of Dutch Wonderland between Leacock and Soudersburg roads for several hours.
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Auto accidents seem to increase throughout the winter months as poor weather and road conditions make driving more difficult.
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