Section of I-80 Westbound Closed in Clearfield Co.

CLEARFIELD – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is alerting drivers that a section of Interstate 80 westbound in Clearfield County is closed at this hour due to a multi-vehicle crash. I-80 westbound is closed from the Penfield/111 interchange to the DuBois/101 interchange.

Traffic is bring directed off of I-80 at the Penfield/111 exit and will follow the orange detour. The orange detour makes use of Route 153 north to Route 255 south, re-entering I-80 westbound at the DuBois/101 on-ramp.

PennDOT expects the closure and detour to be in place until mid-afternoon today.

Message boards along I-80 are alerting motorists to the closure and detour. Drivers need to be alert for slowed and stopped traffic along the roadway.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway 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.

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