LIVE NOW /
Watch First News on FOX: Morning Edition

Multiple crashes prompt traffic delays across the Valley

Local News

Crews responded to multiple crashes across the Valley while snow accumulated throughout the day

(WKBN) – What had been a relatively mild Tuesday morning changed dramatically around 9 a.m. when a tractor-trailer slid sideways on Interstate 76 west of Lake Milton.

The crash blocked both eastbound lanes before conditions quickly deteriorated and visibility was near zero.

Then about 90 minutes later, another snowy burst caused vehicles to collide east of the Meander Reservoir.

Before it was over, troopers said more than 50 vehicles of all sizes had crashed over a 3-mile stretch between Meander and Route 46 in Austintown.

Buses take stranded drivers to hotels after multi-vehicle crash on I-80 in Mercer Co.

Almost immediately, traffic along a portion of Interstate 80, which is one of the busiest in the country, began backing up for miles.

Troopers were forced to send drivers down alternative routes to ease the congestion.

Seatbelts save 4 in Mercer County rollover crash

Accident reconstruction teams were sent to the scene.

Although towing crews were able to remove a number of the vehicles that weren’t as badly damaged, others had to remain where they were until investigators were done inspecting them.

First significant snow brings few issues for morning commute

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending on WKBN.com