Travel Alert

CONTACT: Susan Jones
Phone: 724.755.5178
August 12, 2015

Closure on Pa. Turnpike between New Stanton and Breezewood 
 Truck Accident at milepost 138 in Bedford County.

An 86-mile section of the Pennsylvania Turnpike is closed in both directions between the New Stanton Interchange (Exit #75) and the Breezewood Interchange (Exit #161) as a result of a truck accident at milepost 138 eastbound. An overturned truck is blocking both eastbound lanes and the left westbound lane. Hazmat Crews have been called to the scene to clean up motor oil, diesel fuel and antifreeze. 

Eastbound traffic is exiting the Turnpike at the New Stanton Interchange and being detoured to U.S. 119 south (63 miles) to U.S. 40 east to I-68 east (at Cumberland, Maryland) (65 miles) to I-70 west (24 mile). Traffic will reenter the PA Turnpike at the Breezewood Interchange.

Westbound traffic is exiting the Turnpike at the Breezewood Interchange and being detoured to I-70 east (24 miles) to exit 1A (68/40 West, Cumberland, Maryland) (65.5 miles) to exit 14B (Uniontown) following U.S.40 west to U.S. 119 north (63 miles) to exit 1B (PA Turnpike). Re-enter the PA Turnpike at the New Stanton Interchange.
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