Driver cited after crash on I-80 backs up traffic for miles in Mercer County

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Traffic was backed up over 11 miles on Wednesday

SHENANGO TWP., Pa. (WKBN) – The driver of a semi-truck was cited for following too closely after a crash backed up traffic for over 10 miles on Interstate 80 in Shenango Township.

The crash happened just after noon on Wednesday between the I-80 Welcome Center and Exit 4A – I-376 East/New Castle.

According to a Pennsylvania State Police report, the semi-truck was going eastbound in the right lane of Interstate 80 when it hit the back end of a sign truck with a mobile line-painting operation, which was also in the right lane.

The crash caused the semi-truck to roll over, spilling its contents all over the roadway.

The truck blocked the right and left lanes of travel.

The sign truck was disabled in the southern shoulder facing east.

Boxes scatter the ground as West Middlesex firefighters worked to clear the I-80 crash in Shenango Township.
Courtesy of West Middlesex Volunteer Fire Department

The West Middlesex Volunteer Fire Department shared photos from the crash on their Facebook page.

Shenango Township I-80 crash

The road was closed for several hours during clean up, and it backed up traffic for over 11 miles in the area.

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