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Accidents in across snow-covered southern, eastern Pennsylvania forcing highway closures


PHILADELPHIA — Snowfall accumulations hit as much as 9 to 10 inches across southern Pennsylvania, as schools closed and accidents shut down numerous highways.

The westbound lanes of the Pennsylvania Turnpike were closed for much of Thursday afternoon between Valley Forge and Downingtown.

The Department of Transportation says lane-closing accidents were cleared from Interstate 78 eastbound in Berks County, Interstate 81 northbound near Chambersburg in Franklin County, Interstate 83 northbound near Loganville, south of York and Interstate 70 eastbound in Fulton County.

Meanwhile, a PennDOT snow plow slid off the road in Indiana County, hitting a freight train.

At least 250 flights in and out of Philadelphia International Airport were canceled Thursday.

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