Pileup Blocks Turnpike, No Fatalities

Portions of highways were shut down for many hours Thursday in snowy eastern Pennsylvania after chain-reaction pileups ensnared dozens of vehicles on slippery roads. No deaths have been reported. Pennsylvania 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. (AP Photo/David C. Ronk)
Portions of highways were shut down for many hours Thursday in snowy eastern Pennsylvania after chain-reaction pileups ensnared dozens of vehicles on slippery roads. No deaths have been reported. Pennsylvania 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. (AP Photo/David C. Ronk)