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Trucks, dozens of cars crash on Pa. turnpike

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MICHAEL RUBINKAM and RON TODT | February 14, 2014 02:52 PM EST | AP

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania Turnpike officials say eastbound lanes outside Philadelphia are expected to reopen Friday afternoon following a series of crashes involving tractor-trailers and scores of cars.

Turnpike spokesman Bill Capone says a miles-long traffic jam has cleared, and all but a few disabled cars and trucks have been towed.

The eastbound crashes were reported just after 8 a.m., in the middle of rush hour and about five hours after a storm that dropped a foot of snow in the area finally moved out. At least 30 people were injured.

Motorists say the roadway was icy and very slick.