UPDATE: I-81 in Schuylkill County Back Open Following Crashes

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FRAILEY TOWNSHIP -- Part of Interstate 81 in Schuylkill County was shut down for hours due to crashes.

According to PennDOT, a crash at mile marker 108 on Interstate 81 south near the Tremont/Tower City exit had both southbound lanes closed as of 5 p.m. Saturday.

PennDOT reported another crash involving multiple vehicles occurred in the same area in the northbound lanes around 4:30 p.m. Both northbound lanes were also shut down.

Traffic was moving again in both directions after 9 p.m.

There is no word on any injuries.

PennDOT has reduced the speed limit on area interstates to 45 mph due to winter weather.

Check back for updates.

Get real-time traffic information using the WNEP traffic tracker.


  • dolphins4

    The vehicles probably wrecked when they fell into one of the skooks potholes. The skook has the worst roads in the state.

      • You must be joking!

        It certainly was a trucker stuck on the S turn who had traffic blocked on RT 61 between St. Clair and Frackville for two hours. It happens on just about every snowstorm. I’m sure the hundreds of people waiting for them to get you out of both lanes had nowhere to be. I hope the giant wrecker that got you pulled out charged you a fortune!

      • In a galaxy far far away

        Actually, there were 4 truckers stuck on Rt. 61 yesterday. The one on the S turn had both lanes blocked. I was tied up in that mess too. I was 6 cars behind that truck. He should have never even tried as he was spinning before he made it into the turn. You’re right, happens often. The truckers are the only ones who have to be somewhere. Well over two hours. Why dont the St. Clair cops make them wait in the Walmart parking lot until PenDot can make a pass or two?


        The trucker did have somewhere to be.
        He was delivering more computers for the Bash A Trucker Trolls to peck away on.

      • You must be joking!

        Apparently to someone, it was the fault of the hundreds of cars stuck at a standstill on Rt. 61 for hours that some truck got themselves jack knifed across the S turn on 61. It was everybody elses fault. Typical. I was coming home from work and had no problems driving but it was my fault they tried to pull a 70000 lb rig through such a tight graded turn. I should have know better!

  • Open minded bigot :(

    Can we just please blame this on Russia and the 11 billion dollars that was supposed to go to Carter Page but ended up somewhere in the Clinton Foundation now that these indictments were done? Call us expletive racists and when the truth comes out… Fluff. Nobody that lives outside of Schuylkill County cares other than to make jokes.

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