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Crash closes southbound lanes of Pennsylvania Turnpike's Northeast Extension

Published On: Jun 02 2014 02:04:26 PM EDT   Updated On: Jun 02 2014 07:57:56 PM EDT

Accident closes lanes on the Turnpike


The southbound lanes of the Pennsylvania Turnpike's Northeast Extension were closed  because of an accident for just under an hour Monday afternoon.

The crash happened around 1:15 p.m. Monday between the Mahoning Valley and Lehigh Valley interchanges in North Whitehall Township, Lehigh County.

A 69 News crew at the scene said the accident involved an SUV and a small car, the latter of which appeared to have been on fire.

The left southbound lane reopened by about 2:10 p.m. and both lanes were open by 3:15 p.m.

There were no immediate reports of injuries.