FRANKLIN COUNTY, Pa. (WHTM) — A tractor-trailer crash closed all lanes of I-81 south near Chambersburg Thursday morning, according to PennDOT. As of about 10:20 a.m., the incident was cleared and the roadway was reopened. Then a second crash occurred in the same location, closing the highway again. It has now reopened for the second time.
Around 8:30 a.m., a tractor-trailer crashed on I-81 south between Exit 14 for Wayne Avenue and Exit 10 for PA 914 Marion, according to 511PA. Traffic was getting off the highway at Exit 14, according to PennDOT.
A PennDOT spokesperson said it appeared to be a single-vehicle accident, and the driver did not appear to have any major injuries.
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The tractor-trailer was cleared from the roadway about two hours later, 511PA reported, although some residual delays were still lingering.
About 20 minutes after that accident was cleared, another tractor-trailer crash occurred in the same location, once again closing all lanes of I-81 south, according to 511PA.
The second crash involved two tractor-trailers. According to the PennDOT spokesperson, one truck coming up the ramp rolled over and impacted another truck.
PennDOT says there is no word yet on any injuries in the second accident.
The second incident was cleared as of 1:40 p.m., according to 511PA, although there were residual delays once again.