Interstate 81

An aerial view of the High Street exit on Interstate 81 near Carlisle.

Update: As of Noon, Interstate 81 was reopened and traffic was moving smoothly in the Carlisle area, according to the 511PA traffic information website.

A multi-vehicle crash Thursday morning has closed a portion of Interstate 81 north of Carlisle.

The interstate was closed between Exit 52A (Route 11 North - New Kingstown) and Exit 57 (Route 114 - Mechanicsburg) as of 8:52 a.m., according to PennDOT's 511PA traffic information website. All lanes were closed because of the multi-vehicle crash. 

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The website also showed stop-and-go traffic south of the crash in the Carlisle area. 

Fox43 is reporting, based on emergency dispatch communications, that one person was taken to a hospital with unknown injuries. 

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Daniel Walmer covers public safety for The Sentinel. You can reach him by email at dwalmer@cumberlink.com or by phone at 717-218-0021.