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Northeast Extension Reopens After Tractor Trailer Jack-Knifes

LANSDALE, Pa. (AP) — Traffic is moving again on the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike after a jack-knifed tractor-trailer closed northbound lanes in Montgomery County.

The turnpike’s operations center says the right lane remains closed while repairs are made between the Mid-County interchange and the Lansdale exit.

Officials say the crash happened just after 5 a.m. Tuesday and traffic started moving again around 7:30.

Icy, snowy conditions have the entire Northeast Extension operating under a weather emergency. The speed limit has been reduced to 45 mph for more than 100 miles of roadway.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • Jack Nimball

    The word “jackknife” has no hyphen.

    • ZZBar

      Poor journalism again.

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