Crews Cleaning Up After Big Rig Crash in Lackawanna County

SCOTT TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Crews are cleaning up a big rig crash in Lackawanna County.

Troopers say the truck ended up on its roof in the median north of Clarks Summit just after 3 a.m. on Tuesday.

The north and south lanes of Interstate 81 are both down to one lane while the crash is cleaned up here in Lackawanna County.

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  • whopperplopper

    plane lands on the road…pilots should be drug tested weekly & cell phone usage checked while flying.
    “car runs red light, hits bus, driver killed.”
    “A man from Luzerne County is dead following a crash early Saturday.”
    “A woman is dead after a crash in Columbia County on Wednesday.”
    “A woman is dead after being struck by a vehicle in Clinton County.”
    “State police say the 26-year-old victim from Wisconsin lost control of his SUV in the eastbound lanes and was then thrown from his vehicle.”
    car drivers should be drug tested weekly & checked for cell phone usage while driving.

    • jimbrony

      “KLINE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — State police say a tractor trailer hit a PennDOT truck in Schuylkill County. The wreck happened in a work zone…” “GREENFIELD TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Officials at PennDOT say a crash Thursday involving a tractor-trailer on Interstate 81 could have been a lot worse. PennDOT officials believe concrete barriers may have saved the lives of its workers after a tractor-trailer lost control…” “LYCOMING TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A crash involving a tractor-trailer and a PennDOT vehicle Thursday morning sent two people to the hospital and shut down a section of highway in Lycoming County. Police say a tractor-trailer was northbound on Route 15 around 9 a.m. when it ran into what PennDOT calls a crash truck that was directing drivers into a single lane…” “HEMLOCK TOWNSHIP, Pa — A crash involving a PennDOT truck slowed traffic on a highway in Columbia County. It happened on Interstate 80 east near the Buckhorn exit (232) just before 8 a.m. on Monday. State police say the PennDOT truck was stopped and was setting up for a construction project when it was hit by the big rig…” “SCOTT TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A father and son were killed in a crash on Interstate 81 in Lackawanna County. According to PennDOT, the crash happened in the northbound lanes near the Fleetville exit (202) around 4 p.m. Wednesday. A family from Canada was traveling on Interstate 81 northbound when their vehicle was hit from behind by a tractor-trailer. According to investigators, the big rig did not stop in time and hit the car…” All in 2018, all in a 100 mile radius, all in construction zones, all with ‘professional’ truck drivers. I could spend the rest of the day posting from archives just from 2018 but my tea is getting cold.

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