Dozens of vehicles in pileup after Pennsylvania snow squall

READING, Pa. (AP) — More than two dozen vehicles have been involved in a chain-reaction crash on a central Pennsylvania highway after a snow squall caused whiteout conditions.

Wyomissing Police Chief Jeffrey Biehl says about 27 vehicles were involved in the crash just after 1 p.m. Wednesday on Route 222, about 60 miles (95 kilometers) west of Philadelphia. However, some cars were just stuck at the crash site and not damaged. He says by 4 p.m., all vehicles were cleared.

About nine injured motorists were taken to a hospital. Biehl didn’t know their conditions.

Footage from the scene shows jackknifed big rigs and some cars off the roadway and down embankments.

About an hour later, a second pileup was reported on Interstate 78 near Hamburg, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) northeast of the Wyomissing crash.

About 14 vehicles were involved and injuries are minor.

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