Massive Crash On Icy Pennsylvania Highway Causes 50-100 Vehicle Pile Up

Multiple crashes along the Pennsylvania turnpike Friday created a massive back-up for hours. Several injured motorists were transported to local hospitals.

AP Photo/Matt Rourke
AP Photo/Matt Rourke

9. Traffic was backed up for at least 5 miles, reported NBC 10.

AP Photo/Matt Rourke
AP Photo/Matt Rourke

12. The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission enacted “Plan X” to combat the accident scene.


“Plan X, is the method by which the Commission, in emergency situations such as multiple vehicle accidents, closes certain sections of the Turnpike and reroutes traffic around the affected sections.”

14. Abington Memorial Hospital has received 16 injured people, including five trauma patients and 11 with minor injuries, reported CNN.

AP Photo/Matt Rourke

15. Around 2:30pm local time, the highway reopened after hours of standstill.

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