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Interstate 79 Southbound Closed in Crawford County


‚ÄčInterstate 79 southbound is closed from Exit 147B (Route 322, Meadville/Conneaut Lake) to Exit 141 (Route 285, Geneva/Cochranton) in Crawford County due to a tractor trailer crash.

The roadway is expected to reopen later today.

A speed reduction of 45 mph with commercial vehicles in the right lane only remains in place on I-79 from the beginning point in Erie County to the Cranberry Township area in Butler County.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 1,000 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

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