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UPDATE: I-68 east remains closed

October 16th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

All lanes of I-68 eastbound, west of exit 42 are closed as a result of a multi-vehicle accident. “Citizens should avoid the area and use the appropriate detours,” Emergency Services Director James Pyles said. “The roadway is going to be closed for a considerable amount of time as crews remove the vehicles, one being a tractor trailer.”   Three patients were transported from the scene to Western Maryland Regional Medical Center in Cumberland.  Units from Cumberland Fire Department, LaVale Volunteer Fire Department, LaVale Rescue Squad, Cresaptown Ambulance, Allegany County Department of Emergency Services EMS Division and Special Operations.  This release will be updates. Todd Bowman is the public information officer for Allegany County Department of Emergency Services. He can be reached by email at or phone at 240-609-8861.

One Response to “UPDATE: I-68 east remains closed”

  1. October 16, 2019 at 1:54 pm, Kenny Wiseman said:

    This morning 68 west bound @ Maryland Ave Exit tractor trailer in left lane couldn’t have been doing speed limit.


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