August 15, 1995 in Nation/World

Pennsylvania Road Buckles; Motorists Hurt

Associated Press

A section of the Pennsylvania Turnpike buckled Monday night, causing at least five accidents and several injuries, the state police said.

The 2-foot-high bump in the road forced the closure of one of the westbound lanes about 2 miles east of the Ohio line. The other lane remained open.

It wasn’t know what caused the concrete surface to buckle just after 10 p.m. Temperatures during the day reached into the mid-90s.

At least six people were taken to the Ellwood City Hospital, but none of the injuries appeared life threatening, a nursing supervisor said. Other victims were taken to a hospital in Youngstown, Ohio, but it the details weren’t immediately available.

Enon Valley is about 45 miles northwest of Pittsburgh.

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