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3:00 PM Update: Crash Closes Route 11 in Snyder and Northumberland Counties

3:00 PM Update: Route 11 is open in Snyder and Northumberland Counties.

Montoursville, PA – Motorists are advised that both lanes of Route 11 are closed between the Route 11/15 split in Monroe Township, Snyder County and Route 147 in Northumberland Borough, Northumberland County, due to a vehicle crash.

The roadway is expected to be open within an hour.

Motorists should expect a traffic delays on Route 11/15 in Shamokin Dam and Hummels Wharf in Snyder County and on Route 11 in Northumberland Borough, Northumberland County.   Motorists are reminded that roadways will not be free of snow while precipitation is falling. With freezing temperatures, roads that look wet may actually be icy, and extra caution is needed when approaching bridges and highway ramps where ice can form without warning. Motorists should leave plenty of space when following a truck that is plowing or spreading winter materials.

While PennDOT recommends not traveling during winter storms, motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 1,000 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

For more winter driving tips and information on how PennDOT treats winter storms, visit www.penndot.gov/winter.

Follow PennDOT locally on Twitter at www.twitter.com/StateColl for Tioga, Lycoming, Bradford, Sullivan and Union County information; www.twitter.com/Altoona for Snyder County information or www.twitter.com/Northeast for Montour, Columbia and Northumberland information.   MEDIA CONTACT: Maggie Baker, 570-368-4202, or at magbaker@pa.gov.

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