Interstate 81, approximately 50 miles northeast of Harrisburg, Penn., was shut down on Saturday, March 26, after a crash involving dozens of cars injured multiple people, according to Pennsylvania State Police. Although multiple people reported injuries, fortunately no life-threatening injuries were reported.
Snowy winter weather was blamed reducing visibility and causing drivers in the northbound lanes to slip. Rescuers worked to clear the extensive wreckage from the interstate and the state police confirmed there were fatalities.
A police statement said the lanes involved would be closed for six to eight hours. Vehicles caught fire, 24 were injured and taken to four different area hospitals.