Following closures of interstates in northeastern Pennsylvania that had left thousands of motorists abandoned in freezing temperatures, the Pennsylvania Turnpike was shut down east of Harrisburg this afternoon. A tanker truck carrying flammable liquid overturned near the Lebanon-Lancaster exit around 10 AM. Three hours later, westbound traffic was also detoured.
The closure of the mainline has exacerbated travel through the eastern part of the state, where I-78 and I-81 remain closed between Allentown and Harrisburg. A Wednesday storm left four to six inches of ice on the roadbed and stranded some motorists for more than 20 hours.
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