Consider alternate routes till about 2 p.m.


Pa. State Police Troop R reports that a lane closure by Penndot on SR 81 Southbound at the Central Scranton Expressway area has created a significant backlog affecting the following:


A lane closure by Penndot on SR 81 Southbound at the Central Scranton Expressway area has created a significant backlog affecting the following:
# SR 81 Southbound starting at Milepost 188 (Dunmore Area)
# SR 84/380 Westbound starting at Milepost 2
 Tigue Street area)
# Sr006, Casey Highway, approaching SR 81 split.
Travelers will encounter stopped traffic, moving extremely slow and SIGNIFICANT delays.
State Police are asking for everyone to consider alternate routes to avoid the area until approximately 2:00 p.m. Those that cannot avoid travel in this area be alert and cautious.
It should be noted that backing up on the interstate is dangerous and against the law. Motorists are strongly warned to not backup in traffic or face fines.