Interstate 81 reopens after beer truck crash near Harrisburg

January 26, 2015

HARRISBURG (AP) – A section of Interstate 81 in central Pennsylvania has reopened after a tractor-trailer jack-knifed and a truck filled with cases of beer crashed into the median.

The state Transportation Department says northbound lanes were closed between Exit 77 and Exit 80 near Hershey for about 5 hours Monday.

PennDOT reported the crash around 2 a.m. No injuries were reported.

Crews had to remove the jack-knifed truck and unload the beer truck from the median before they could reopen the highway around 7:15 a.m.

Cases of Bud Light had been strewn about the snow-covered median.

PennDOT has speed restrictions in place on Interstate 81 from Hazleton to Scranton and Interstate 80 from State College to the Poconos.

Speeds are also being reduced on Interstates 84 and 380 in northeastern Pennsylvania.

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