UPDATE: Crashes on Interstate 81 in Luzerne County Snarl Traffic

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BUTLER TOWNSHIP -- A section of Interstate 81 in Luzerne County was closed Friday afternoon because of a multiple-vehicle crash.

It happened before 1:30 p.m. in the northbound lanes of I-81 near mile marker 153. That's north of the junction with Interstate 80.

Northbound traffic was being detoured at the I-80 exit (151).

The wrecks were cleared from the area by about 2:50 p.m., according to PennDOT's Twitter feed.

There is no word on injuries or the cause. There are reports of snow squalls in the area.

Check real-time conditions with WNEP Traffic Tracker.


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