A traffic accident on the Pennsylvania Turnpike Sunday afternoon left eastbound travelers at a standstill for several hours.
The accident happened at about 1 p.m. at milepost 208 in a construction zone, a state police spokesman confirmed. The single-car accident involved a 20-foot camper detaching from a pickup truck. There were no injuries, he said.
Responders weren't able to tow the camper or load it onto a flatbed, and because there was no shoulder, the camper had to be dragged out of the construction area and traffic.
Cars were backed up past the Blue Mountain tunnel until almost 3:30 p.m., he said.
All lanes are open, he said, but many drivers left their vehicles while waiting for the accident to be cleared causing a "gigantic backlog." The scene is clear, he said, and police are directing drivers back to their cars.
First Published August 17, 2014 12:00 AM