Accident Causes Partial Closure of Pa. Turnpike in Somerset County

Somerset County, Pa. (WTXF) The Pa. Turnpike is closed westbound between Breezewood and New Stanton Interchanges due to a multiple accident involving tractor trailers in Somerset County.

The accident involves two tractor trailers, a car carrier and another vehicle, according to officials. Three injuries are reported and those individuals are being transported to local hospitals.

The suggested detour for westbound traffic is: Exit at Breezewood Interchange (Exit #161), take I-70 east 24 miles to exit 1A (68/40 West, Cumberland, Maryland, 65.5 miles) to exit 14B (Uniontown) following 40 west to U.S. 119 north (63 miles) to reenter the PA Turnpike at the New Stanton Interchange (Exit #75). 

Travelers can get Turnpike traffic alerts by calling 866-976-TRIP (8747) or visiting the live Travel Conditions Map online at The Turnpike’s smartphone app, TRIP Talk, streams audio advisories to iPhone and Droid users. To download the free app, visit

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