Woman Dies in Snowy Interstate Pileup

The accident shut down Interstate 81 for hours

Monday, Nov 25, 2013  |  Updated 7:07 AM EDT
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Woman Dies in Snowy Interstate Pileup

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A Nor’Easter is on track to bring a mix of wind, rain and snow to our area Wednesday.

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A 77-year-old woman is dead after a multi-vehicle accident that shut down Interstate 81 in both directions amid snowy conditions in southcentral Pennsylvania.

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Pennsylvania State Police said Sunday that Beverly Grantier Wellsville, N.Y., died in the crash at about 10 a.m.
 
Police say a tractor trailer jack-knifed, blocking both northbound lanes and causing a nine-vehicle crash. Grantier was riding in a minivan.
 
Investigators blamed the sudden onset of snowy conditions. The pileup was at mile marker 6 close to Greencastle, near the Maryland border.

Authorities reopened I-81's southbound lanes in the morning and northbound lanes opened after 4:30 p.m.

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