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Interstate 81 south back open after fatal crash in Schuylkill County

Interstate 81 reopened Thursday morning in Schuylkill County after two crashes.

HEGINS, Pa. — At least one person is dead and traffic impacted for hours after two separate crashes along Interstate 81 in Schuylkill County.

Troopers say the first wreck happened around 1:30 p.m. in Frailey Township.

Interstate 81 south between the Minersville and Hegins exits was shut down for more than 12 hours.  

State police say two tractor trailers crashed around 8 Wednesday night.

 At least one person is dead. 

Traffic on this stretch of highway was already backed up from a different crash earlier in the day.

There's no word what led to the crashes in Schuylkill County. 

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