Turnpike officials said Thursday that 35 vehicles piled up in related accidents, blocking westbound lanes and causing a 4-mile backup about 50 miles west of Philadelphia, between the Morgantown and Reading exits in Berks County.
Turnpike spokeswoman Renee Colborn says backed-up vehicles were cleared and about 10 people were taken to hospitals, with no reports of anyone dying.
Meanwhile, state police say about 40 vehicles piled up in multiple crashes Thursday morning on I-78 and shut down about five miles of westbound lanes in Berks County.
Police say no one was killed, though one person was flown to a hospital by helicopter.
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