CONTACT: Renee Vid Colborn
Phone: (717) 831-7507

September 8, 2014
Pa. Turnpike Closed Eastbound Between Lebanon-Lancaster and Reading

Overturned tractor trailer forcing emergency closure.
A 20-mile section of the Pennsylvania Turnpike between the Lebanon-Lancaster Interchange (Exit #266) and the Reading Interchange (#286) is closed eastbound due to a tractor trailer accident at milepost 267.1.

The closure is needed to allow crews to clear the overturned tractor trailer which is blocking all lanes of travel eastbound.

The recommended detour for eastbound motorists: Exit at Lebanon-Lancaster (#266) take State Route 72 north to Route 322 east to U.S. Route 222 north and reenter at the Reading Interchange (#286).

Alternate-route cards will be available to exiting travelers at the Lebanon-Lancaster 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 at The Pa. Turnpike's smartphone app, "TRIP Talk," streams audio advisories to iPhone and Droid users. To download the free app, visit