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Pennsylvania snow squall causes massive pile-up, leaves three people dead

A snow squall in Pennsylvania brought about a large automobile crash Monday involving dozens of automobiles and tractor-trailers and leaving at the least three folks useless. 

The crash occurred alongside Interstate 81 in Schuylkill County between exits 116 and 119, in keeping with the Pennsylvania Division of Transportation. All lanes had been subsequently closed. 

No less than 50 to 60 autos had been concerned within the wreck, which started simply earlier than 11:00 a.m., a spokesperson for the Pennsylvania State Police mentioned.

No less than three folks died, in keeping with the Schuylkill County coroner. Greater than a dozen motorists had been transferred to native hospitals.

Video of the crash confirmed a number of tractor-trailers and automobiles slamming into one another amid the low visibility. A number of autos had been nonetheless on hearth within the mid-afternoon as firefighters had to herald water tankers because of the distant location of the pileup.

Snow squalls are related to sturdy chilly fronts and embody sudden and heavy snowfall. 

The Pennsylvania Emergency Administration Company warned motorists on Monday morning about the potential for snow squalls all through the state, saying that they will “flip your visibility to zero in a matter of seconds.”

Final month, a 50-car pileup occurred on Interstate 81 roughly 30 miles north of Monday’s wreck. It was additionally attributable to a snow squall, WNEP reported on the time.

Schuylkill County is positioned about two hours west of Philadelphia.

The pileup was caused by low visibility during a snow squall.
The pileup was attributable to low visibility throughout a snow squall.
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At least 50 to 60 cars were involved in the crash.
No less than 50 to 60 automobiles had been concerned within the crash.
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Emergency workers had to bring water tanks in to fight the fire in a remote location.
Emergency staff needed to convey water tanks in to battle the fireplace in a distant location.
Schuylkill County Emergency Resp

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