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Tractor-trailer accident causes backup on eastbound I-70 near Williamsport

July 19, 2011
  • The rear of this tractor-trailer rig was heavily damaged in a collision Tuesday morning on Interstate 70 west of Williamsport. The truck was carrying a load of Powerade energy drink to York, Pa.
By Caleb Calhoun/Mobile Journalist

Traffic on eastbound Interstate 70 near Williamsport was backed up for more than six hours Tuesday following an accident involving two tractor-trailer rigs.

The right lane of eastbound I-70 about a mile west of Exit 24 (Greencastle Pike/Md. 63) had reopened by 12:45 p.m.

No one was injured.

One of the vehicles involved in the crash was parked in the right shoulder. That tractor-trailer was carrying blue Powerade to York, Pa,  according to Steve Hogbin, manager of Blue Gray Towing.

The truck trailer partially collapsed in the collision. Some of the Powerade appears to have spilled onto the highway.

The remaining cargo reloaded onto another vehicle.

The Maryland State Highway Administration was on the scene assisting with the cleanup and directing traffic.

Inmates from Roxbury Correctional Institution were also assisting with the cleanup.

Police responded to the accident a little before 6 a.m. Tuesday, a supervisor for Washington County Emergency Services said.

— Caleb Calhoun, Mobile Journalist

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