Travel Advisory

    September 30, 2016


Tractor Trailer Accident Eastbound on PA Turnpike in Cumberland County Slowing Traffic Turnpike recommends passenger vehicles use detours to avoid accident.


The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is advising motorists of a single-vehicle accident eastbound on I-76 at milepost 225 nearing the Carlisle Interchange, Exit 226, North Middleton Township, Cumberland County.  A tractor trailer struck the guiderail in a construction zone. 

Maintenance and emergency crews are at the scene. No life-threatening injuries are being reported. The trapped backlog of traffic is getting through one lane approaching the Carlisle Interchange.

Motorists should expect heavy delays while traveling in this area. The Turnpike recommends passenger vehicles and motorcycles exit at the Willow Hill Interchange, Exit 189, or the Blue Mountain Interchange, Exit 201, and seek alternate routes to reenter the Turnpike.  Motorcycle riders should use caution and be alert for pavement variations when passing the incident scene.

To report an accident or other emergencies on the PA Turnpike, dial *11 on your mobile phone. To learn more about PA Turnpike conditions or to contact us, use one of these resources:


·        Variable & Digital Message Signs — nearly 100 signs along the Turnpike

·        Highway Advisory Radio — 1640 AM (tune-in near interchanges)


·        Turnpike Roadway Information Program (toll-free) — 866-976-TRIP (8747)

·        Customer Assistance Center (toll-free) — 800-331-3414 (weekdays, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)


·        TRIPTalk — free, travel-alert smartphone app; download at

·        Travel Conditions Map — live, inactive conditions map; view at

·        Waze  — a crowd-sourced navigation app that provides real-time traffic conditions with input from other drivers; download at




CONTACT: Kathleen Walter
Phone: 610.313.6383