I-83 NB at Shrewsbury reopened, but more delays expected

Liz Evans Scolforo
York Dispatch

An early-morning crash in a work-zone area of Interstate 83 in southern York County has caused damage that requires more roadwork, and additional delays are expected, according to PennDOT.

A vehicle crashed at 4 a.m. Wednesday, July 3, near Exit 4 for Shrewsbury, the state Department of Transportation said.

The crash damaged a concrete barrier within a work zone, which must be reset. Also damaged was a crash-impact attenuator, which must be repaired, PennDOT said.

Attenuators are also known as a crash cushions and can be used to helped protect road workers by absorbing the energy of a striking vehicle.

PennDOT warned of significant traffic delays with some stoppages in the northbound lanes of I-83 — with a restricted left lane — through late Wednesday afternoon.

Drivers are encouraged to find a different route to avoid delays, PennDOT said.

People can check on road conditions for more than 40,000 miles of Pennsylvania roadways by visiting www.511PA.com. The free service has more than 950 traffic cameras to view, and provides warnings about traffic delays, traffic speed information and weather forecasts, according to PennDOT.

The 511PA service can be used on iPhones and Android devices by calling 511, or by following regional Twitter alerts that can be accessed from the 511PA website, PennDOT said.

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