Media & Public Relations

Contact: Bill Capone
Phone: 717.939.9551, ext. 3040
October 22, 2012
Closure remains in effect until at least 6 p.m. eastbound on Pa. Turnpike between Valley Forge and Norristown
The 7-mile section of the eastbound Pennsylvania Turnpike will remain closed until at least 6 p.m. between the Valley Forge Interchange Exit (#326) and the Norristown Interchange Exit (#333). The Pennsylvania State Police have completed their investigation allowing crews to begin removing the wreckage and debris from a multi-vehicle accident that occurred at milepost 331.6 eastbound.
Eastbound traffic is exiting the Turnpike at Valley Forge Exit (#326) and being detoured to Interstate 76 east to Interstate 476 north which will take traffic to the Mid County Interchange Exit (#20) to reenter the turnpike.
Expect higher traffic volumes on detour roads during the closure. Message boards will be placed to inform customers of the closure, and Highway Advisory Radio broadcasts at station 1640 AM also are being used to inform travelers.
Travelers can get Turnpike traffic alerts by calling 866-976-TRIP (8747) or visiting the live Travel Conditions Map online at The Turnpike’s smartphone app, TRIP Talk, streams audio advisories to iPhone and Droid users. To download the free app, visit