2 killed, dozens hurt, in snow squall wreck on interstate

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A section of Interstate 80 was closed in central Pennsylvania hours after a multi-vehicle wreck in snow squalls left two people dead and dozens injured.

Westbound traffic was diverted Thursday while tow trucks removed 15 to 20 cars and trucks.

State transportation officials say the crash was reported at about 1 p.m. Wednesday on I-80 in White Deer Township as blinding snow made the highway slick.

Union County’s coroner confirmed a fatality and the Montour County coroner said a second person died at a hospital.

The interstate was closed for 34 miles in both directions until eastbound lanes reopened five hours later.

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