Travel Advisory
CONTACT: Renee Vid Colborn
February 13, 2014

Pa. Turnpike Closed Westbound Between Carlisle and Breezewood

Multi-vehicle accident forcing emergency closure.

A 65-mile section of the Pennsylvania Turnpike between the Carlisle Interchange (Exit #226) and the Breezewood Interchange (#161) is now closed westbound due to a multi-vehicle accident involving two tractor trailers and two passenger cars at milepost 175.6. No injuries are being reported.

The recommended detour for westbound motorists: Exit at Carlisle (#226) take Route 11 north to I-81 south (58 miles) to Maryland to I-70 west (I-81, Exit MD #4) (48 miles) to Route 30 east (.3 miles) and reenter at Breezewood Interchange (#161). It is estimated that the detour will add 30-45 minutes to the trip.

Alternate-route cards will be available to exiting travelers at the Carlisle interchange during the closure. Expect higher traffic volumes on detour roads during the closure.

Turnpike motorists can get up-to-date travel conditions by calling 866-976-TRIP (8747) or by visiting the Interactive Travel Map The Turnpike’s smartphone app, “TRIP Talk,” streams audio advisories to iPhone and Droid users. To download the free app, visit