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70+ Vehicles Involved In Pile-Up On Snowy Pennsylvania Interstate

 Monday, March 14, 2022

 ABC News

All east and westbound lanes on Route 581 have reopened after a pile-up crash involving 73 vehicles on Saturday afternoon that miraculously resulted in no reported life-threatening injuries.

The crash happened around 2 p.m. amid whiteout conditions on PA 581 eastbound between Exit 5: US 15 S – US 11/15 N GETTYSBURG-CAMP HILL and Exit 6B: I-83 SOUTH – YORK.

According to Pennsylvania State Trooper Megan Ammerman, 43 of the 73 vehicles involved sustained damage, and 10 people were injured. Ammerman says the road was closed for approximately four hours.

Capital Area Transit buses picked up drivers and passengers involved in the crash who were uninjured and brought them to the New Cumberland Borough fire department to warm up and reunite with family.

‘PSP had everyone stay in their cars and then they went from vehicle to vehicle to get their information, and as they got information on each person, they sent them to the bus to load them up,’ New Cumberland EMS captain Matt Winslow said.