Route 28 closes after tractor-trailer crash

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A crash involving a tractor-trailer has closed northbound lanes of Route 28.

The crash occurred around 8:15 p.m. near the Route 8 exit, authorities said.

State police in Kittanning said the driver of the truck is in critical condition, while two passengers in a car are listed as having moderate injuries.

Police are detouring motorists at either exit 5A -- the southbound Route 8 ramp toward Sharpsburg -- or exit 5B -- the northbound Route 8 ramp toward Butler, PennDOT spokesman Steve Cowan said.

Motorists are being advised to take alternate routes.

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Lexi Belculfine: lbelculfine@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1878. Twitter: @LexiBelc.


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