Associated Press - January 19, 2009 3:53 PM ET
MYERSVILLE, Md. (AP) - Maryland State Police say two people have died in a snowy highway pileup involving 35 cars and five tractor-trailers.
Forty-five people were taken to a Red Cross shelter by bus. One person was critically injured, said State Police spokeswoman Elena Russo.
The pileup happened about 12:30 p.m. on Interstate 70 near South Mountain in northwestern Maryland. An inch.5 of snow quickly fell around the same time and Russo says a preliminary investigation found the snow was at least partly to blame for the crash.
The westbound lanes of the highway will likely be closed at least through rush hour as crews clean up.
Copyright 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103
Newson6.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.