PennDOT closes 2 stretches of I-80 due to ice

SHAWVILLE, Pa. (AP) – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has closed two stretches of Interstate 80 in central Pennsylvania due to icy conditions that have caused jackknifed tractor-trailers and other crashes.

State police say the road has been closed for seven miles between the Lock Haven and Loganton exits in Clinton County, and for 10 miles between the Shawville and Phillipsburg exits in Clearfield County.

Rainy conditions were causing icy roads early Wednesday, even though temperatures were generally above freezing. That’s because the ground remains cold and frozen from weeks of below-freezing temperatures and snow.

State police in Clearfield County were reporting multiple crashes, some involving tractor-trailers, though there were no immediate reports of injuries. The closure farther east, in Clinton County, resulted from reports of jackknifed vehicles, but no serious collisions were immediately reported.

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