On Saturday February 13, 2016 a deadly 60 plus vehicle accident occurred on Pennsylvania Highway 78. White out snow squall conditions led to near zero visibility and a pile up crash involving dozens of cars, trucks and tractor trailers.
According to officials, over 70 people were injured and there are also multiple fatalities caused by the traffic accident. The injured were transorted to multiple local hospitals.
These pile ups are all too common in harsh winter weather. They underscore the importance of cautious driving especially during winter storms. Snow and ice reduce visibility and stopping distances making winter highway travel treacherous in states like Pennsylvania.