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Police Say Snow Squall Led to Massive Pile-up on I-81 Saturday

Five separate crashes being investigated.

snow squall causes multi-vehicle crash on interstate 81

A snow squall is being blamed for a multi-vehicle pile-up on Interstate 81 in Schuylkill County on Saturday afternoon.

According to State Police in Frackville, the crash began just after 1 p.m. in the northbound lanes of I-81 in E. Union Twp. During this snow squall, for which a warning was issued by National Weather Service, there was near zero visibility conditions on the highway.

Police say they’re conducting 5 investigations into the incident.

In the first crash, police believe 3 commercial vehicles and 10 passenger vehicles were involved. Four people sustained minor to moderate injuries during the pile-up, police say. None of those injuries are considered life-threatening.

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Behind that crash, 4 more similar collisions occurred. One more person reported injuries from those crashes.

Police say they’re continuing their investigations and haven’t revealed the names of anyone involved.

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