UPDATE: Interstate 78 West reopened just after 10 am Monday, nearly eight hours after a tractor-trailer crash closed the highway in that direction, authorities say. Soon after the highway reopened on the rainy morning, a crash involving a tractor-trailer and box truck was reported at mile marker 73.5 westbound, five miles from the initial wreck.
INITIAL REPORTING: At least two tractor-trailers crashed early Monday morning on Interstate 78 West in Lower Saucon Township shutting the highway in that direction between the Route 33 and Route 412 interchanges, Pennsylvania State Police say.
There were no injuries in the wreck about 2:20 am near mile marker 68.5, a Northampton County emergency dispatch supervisor and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said.
The closure could go on for some time due to the cleanup at the bottom of the hill near Easton Road, the supervisor said.
At 7 am, PennDOT said eastbound rubberneckers were disrupting traffic in that direction near the crash scene.
Just after 7:30 am, a Honda and a dump truck crashed at mile marker 73.2 westbound, resulting in minor injuries, police said.
Police advised drivers to use Route 22.
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