Pennsylvania Turnpike

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1 Injured In Vehicle Fire On Pa. Turnpike

Crews are responding to the scene of a vehicle fire in the westbound lanes of the Pennsylvania Turnpike near Willow Grove approaching Plymouth Meeting.

07/21/2014

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Pa. Turnpike To Raise Speed Limit To 70 mph On 100-Mile Stretch Next Week

Throughout the day on Wednesday, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission will gradually unveil signs posting a 70 mile an hour speed limit on most sections of the road between Morgantown in Berks County to the Blue Mountain Interchange in Cumberland County.

07/18/2014

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Pa. Turnpike Relocating Maintenance Facility, Making More Room For Mall

Work is underway on a $14-million project to relocate the turnpike’s Plymouth Meeting maintenance facility to the eastbound side of the toll road.

07/17/2014

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Tractor Trailer Containing Mushroom Soil Overturns On Pa. Turnpike

Crews are investigating after a tanker truck rolled over on the Pennsylvania Turnpike by the Lincoln Highway exit.

07/03/2014

(Officials hold a ceremonial groundbreaking for the new Pennsylvania Turnpike project.  Photo by Brad Segall)

Another Pa. Turnpike Widening Project Gets Rolling

The eleven-mile stretch between Mid-County and the Lansdale interchange carries more than 65,000 cars a day.

06/23/2014

(The Willow Grove toll plaza, in 2008 file photo)

Pa. Tpk. Tolls Rising 5 Percent in January, For Both Cash and E-Z Pass

A Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission spokesman says this will be the first time in a couple of years that the toll hike will apply evenly to cash and E-Z Pass customers.

06/17/2014

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Maintenance Worker Killed In Turnpike Accident 

State officials say a tractor-trailer entered a Pennsylvania Turnpike lane that was closed for maintenance and struck two workers, killing one.

06/01/2014

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Northeast Extension SB Reopens At Lansdale Interchange Following Crash

Southbound lanes are closed between Exit #31 (Lansdale) and Pennsylvania Turnpike mile marker 27.5.

05/27/2014

file photo of a black bear. (credit:  FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Bear Eludes Police In Bensalem

Authorities set up roadblocks when a young black bear appeared in a Philadelphia suburb, startling residents.

05/24/2014

Police close off road in Bensalem after black bear sighting on May 23, 2014.

Black Bear Roaming In Bensalem, Pa.; Police Warn Residents

There was another sighting Friday night of a bear in Bensalem, Bucks County.

05/23/2014

Accident on Northeast Extension in Quakertown on May 5, 2014. (credit: CBS)

1 Injured In Crash Involving Tractor-Trailer On Northeast Extension

One person was injured after an accident involving a tractor-trailer and a passenger car on the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

05/05/2014

(The Willow Grove toll plaza, in 2008 file photo)

Traffic Studies Set For Willow Grove Tpk. Interchange and Rt. 611

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission has released $50,000 each for two studies looking at how to alleviate congestion at the interchange and along the Route 611 corridor.

03/28/2014

File Photo: Robin Williams, 21, was killed when her car was rearended by the defendant's pickup truck on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.  (Credit: Chopper 3)

Pa. State Trooper Sentenced In Deadly DUI Turnpike Crash

Barry Searfoss has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and DUI, and was sentenced to 6-23 months in prison.

03/04/2014

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PennDOT: Keeping Speed Restrictions In Place Would Not Have Prevented Turnpike Pileup Crash

Pennsylvania’s transportation secretary says keeping speed restrictions in place would not have prevented the series of pile-ups that paralyzed the turnpike on Valentine’s Day.

02/26/2014

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Pa. Turnpike Commission To Conduct Follow-Up Investigation Of Massive Pileup

In the aftermath of the major pileup on the Pennsylvania Turnpike last Friday, the Turnpike Commission is promising a thorough follow-up investigation to find out what it could have done to prevent the accidents.

02/21/2014

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