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UPDATE: Interstate 81 North Near Wilkes-Barre Reopens after Crash

UPDATE: The crash was cleared by 11:45 a.m., according to PennDOT.

WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP -- A crash has the north lanes of Interstate 81 shut down in Luzerne County.

State police say one big rig rear-ended another one near the Highland Park Boulevard exit near Wilkes-Barre around 4 a.m. on Thursday.

Crews had to pull out a driver who was trapped in one of the trucks.

Troopers haven't said when that part of Interstate 81 in Luzerne County could reopen.

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15 comments

  • Archie Beal

    Or as mentioned before these commercial vehicles need to have an automated system installed that will shut the unit down when it reaches the allotted time that the operator may drive in a 24 hour period. What would be so difficult about that.

  • Archie Beal

    Where am I wrong…in what aspect….I am sure you will find something to disagree with. Until I lost my license and my cdl was suspended permanently I was an over the road truck driver…so despite what you may think I do have knowledge of commercial vehicles.

    • sc

      bad weather…i agree 100%.
      dusk to dawn shut-down would cause instant major inflation nation wide regarding everything we consume. everything. you cant just shut down logistice for 10-12 hours a day in the US.
      Warehouses would have to be bigger. hospitals would have to grow and in the age of (buy-it-online, free next day delivery)? Not to mention the extra strain on families of OTR drivers cause they will never get home.
      I hate seeing any life wasted. death, loss of income, pain, suffering.
      It has to start with responsability!

  • Archie Beal

    Commercial vehicles need stricter regulations as to when they can be operated upon the interstates…they need to be shut down and off the interstates between dark and daybreak…they should also be restricted from the interstates during inclimate weather…example when the roads begin to coat with snow…the big trucks come off until the storm has passed and roads cleared …most of these truckers are no good and cause the majority of the crashes by their careless driving behaviors.

    • sc

      Archie,…its way over your head and your clueless. as usual.
      my guess is your expert advice would be best on the mixing of watercolors.

  • sc

    from the trucking industry leaders right down to the feds, is what is killing so many and causing accidents, aswell as Smart Phones,GPS and technology.
    the (true professional road warriors) are but a small percent in the seat today.
    Many of these low class, no skill drivers are likely not legally in the US or Certified or purely brain-less.
    And all you made-in-china, Wal+Mart lovers helped cause this mess.

    • sc

      Sam…i dont know what the circumstance was in this case but “darn right ill bash a trucker”!
      Im a trucker and I know You are to and We both know the S#!t heads that are out there killing our profession and our families.

      • MRC

        Know the facts … and wait until they release the accident report, before you go tearing this man apart. This man is someone’s family. A son. A father. A friend. And none of you stopped to even ask or think if he was okay?! I don’t care what kind of profession you are in or how good you are at your job .. it doesn’t matter. Because regardless of what kind of driver you are, you have instead managed to show what horrible, disgraceful human you are. Probably on your smart phone. While you were driving.

    • JP

      Once again another trucker falling asleep. Every truck on the road needs an automatic shutoff when the hours are up.

      • MRC

        Know the facts … and wait until they release the accident report, before you go tearing this man apart. This man is someone’s family. A son. A father. A friend. And none of you stopped to even ask or think if he was okay?! I don’t care what kind of profession you are in or how good you are at your job .. it doesn’t matter. Because regardless of what kind of driver you are, you have instead managed to show what horrible, disgraceful human you are. Probably on your smart phone. While you were driving.

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