State College, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) is alerting motorists today that a section of I-80 eastbound in Centre County is closed and will remain closed well into the afternoon.
A multiple vehicle fire has I-80 eastbound closed at mile-marker 165 in Centre County, with drivers directed to follow the signed, orange detour.
PennDOT expects this closure to last well into the afternoon hours and cautions drivers to be alert for slowed or stopped traffic along the detour route. That detour takes drivers off of I-80 eastbound at the Bellefonte/161 exit and returns them to I-80 eastbound at the Lamar/173 exit.
Message boards along I-80 are alerting drivers to the closure and detour.
Drivers can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 770 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.
Media Contact: Marla Fannin, Press Officer (814) 765-0423 or 814-360-3013 (cell)
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