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I-81 crash

This view from the Wertzville Road interchange off Interstate 81 shows I-81 south at a standstill after a crash Wednesday afternoon.

ABC27 News reports that the section of Interstate 81 in Cumberland County that was closed because of a fatal crash has reopened.

I-81 South reopened around 7 p.m. All southbound lanes had been closed between Exit 61 for Route 944 and Wertzville Road and Exit 59 for Route 581, according to PennDOT. Traffic was detoured off I-81 South at Exit 61.

The fatal crash involving a motorcycle occurred about 4:30 p.m. just before the Route 581 split.

PennDOT reported on its website that the crash happened 0.6 miles north of the Route 581 exit ramps.

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