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Fatal accident on I-80 in Mercer County

Submitted Wed, 04/10/2013 - 10:00am by Andy Alm

*******************************UPDATE: ROAD REOPENED 12:27PM************************************

MERCER COUNTY — Interstate 80 eastbound is closed from mile marker 24 through 29 due to an early morning fatal accident.  State Police say the accident occurred at around 3:35 this morning.  The road is being closed so that authorities can investigate the scene.   Officials with Mercer County Dispatch told Forever Broadcasting the lanes will be closed “until further notice,” did not specify a timeframe for the highway’s re-opening.  Accident details have not been released at this time, but Mercer State Police are expected to fax the newsroom with more information as soon as an accident report can be compiled.

UPDATE: PennDOT says the highway will probably reopen by noon.  In the meantime, traffic is being detoured on Routes 173, 208, and 8.