Parkway East reopens after crash closed outbound lanes

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The Parkway East reopened this afternoon after a crash that stopped traffic for about 45 minutes.

The multivehicle crash occurred on the outbound side on the approach to the Squirrel Hill Tunnels shortly before 11:40 a.m. State and Pittsburgh police, along with city firefighters and medics, responded. One of the damaged vehicles caught fire.

The highway reopened at about 12:25 p.m. No information about possible injuries was immediately available. Outbound traffic backed up from the crash scene nearly to Downtown Pittsburgh before the crash was cleared.

First Published November 21, 2013 11:52 AM

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