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PA Turnpike shut down in Franklin Co. due to accident

Updated: Monday, September 30 2013, 12:20 PM CDT
(Photo Courtesy of J. Chenault )

A fatal accident on the PA Turnpike in Franklin County has both lanes closed.

Turnpike Spokesperson, Bill Capone says the accident happened near mile marker 194. Officials say a tractor trailer going westbound crashed, went over the median and into the southbound lanes.

State Police PIO Rob Hicks confirms a fatality from the crash.

Right now the Turnpike is closed in both directions.

Here is detour information:

Eastbound- Exit Breezewood to R30 West  to R- 70 EB, to I-81 North to Exit #52B, Route 11 South to the Pa. TPK Carlisle Interchange 226.

Westbound- Take R11 North to I-81 South  to Maryland Exit #4 to I-70 West to R30 East and re-enter at Breezewood Interchange161/Old12.PA Turnpike shut down in Franklin Co. due to accident

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