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PennDOT releases details of icy crashes on I-80

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SHAWVILLE, Pa. (AP) - The westbound lanes of Interstate 80 in western Pennsylvania have reopened after icy chain-reaction crashes closed the entire highway for a few hours, and a 13-mile westbound stretch for most of the day.

Most of the estimated 50 vehicles hit one another or slid off the road before dawn Wednesday near mile marker 128 in Clearfield County. That's about 85 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.

Those crashes closed the road as far east as the Phillipsburg exit at mile marker 133. But the westbound lanes had to be closed as far west as the Clearfield exit at mile marker 120 because of a separate crash involving a gasoline tanker truck. The westbound lanes fully reopened by 1 a.m. Thursday.

Clearfield Hospital reports treating 16 people, nearly all for "mild to moderate injuries."

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