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2 Separate Accidents Shut Down I-79 North

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AMWELL TOWNSHIP (KDKA) -- Two separate crashes shut down I-79 North in Amwell Township on Monday evening.

The first crash happened just before 7 p.m. when a vehicle crossed the median.

When emergency crews arrived on the scene, they found a tractor trailer had crashed over a guardrail and caught fire in a separate accident.

Two people, one person from each accident, were transported to a local hospital.

All lanes of I-79 northbound were shut down for a period of time. They have since reopened.

Emergency dispatchers say rain made removing the tractor trailer from the side of the road unsafe, so clean-up and removal will resume Tuesday morning.

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