Status Update on I-80 Eastbound in Centre County

STATE COLLEGE – A section of Interstate 80 eastbound in Centre County remains closed at this hour, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

The roadway was closed overnight due to a multiple-vehicle crash at mile-marker 165 in Centre County. Clean-up is currently under way, but PennDOT expects the closure to be in place until 8:30 p.m. today.

Drivers are still being directed to follow the signed, orange detour, which has traffic exiting I-80 at the Bellefonte/161 interchange and returning to I-80 eastbound at the Lamar/173 interchange in Clinton County. Route 26 and Route 64 are being used on the orange detour.

PennDOT cautions drivers to be alert for slowed or stopped traffic along the detour route.

Message boards along I-80 are alerting drivers to the closure and detour. The Highway Advisory Radio (HARS) is also broadcasting closure and detour information at 1640 on the am dial.

Drivers can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 770 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA Web site.

For PennDOT regional information on Twitter, follow www.twitter.com/511PAStateCOLL.

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