Snowfall west and north of Philadelphia is being blamed for a series of motor vehicle accidents, including a pair of pile ups on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Berks County.
At least 10 people were reported injured in the turnpike crashes, which occurred about a half-mile apart and closed the westbound lanes between the Morgantown and Reading exits. Their conditions are not yet known.
A photo on LancasterOnline.com shows a number of vehicles, including tractor trailers and a tanker truck, tangled on the highway.
Turnpike officials said 35 vehicles, including a snow plow, were involved in the twin pileups, about 50 miles west of Philadelphia.
Meanwhile, state police say about 40 vehicles were involved in multiple crashes Thursday morning on I-78, shuting down westbound lanes in Berks County. At least one victim was airlifted to a hospital.
Officials also reported a smattering of crashes in Chester and Montgomery Counties.