State police say ‘up to 40 vehicles’ involved in snowy pileup

Driving conditions quickly deteriorated after a snow squall led to a sudden surge of snow and wind.

Pennsylvania authorities say that dozens of passenger and commercial vehicles were involved in a major pileup this afternoon.

The crash was reported on southbound Route 222 in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, around 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, January 30, according to the Reading Eagle.

Snow squall causes multi-vehicle crash on US 222 in Berks County

WHOA! This is a 10 to 40 car pileup on US 222 near US 422 in Berks County. Officials tell us they don't know an exact number of cars involved, but that it was caused by a snow squall. (Credit: Kim Hart)https://local21news.com/news/local/snow-squall-causes-multi-vehicle-crash-on-us-222-in-berks-county

Posted by Local 21 CBS News, WHP Harrisburg on Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Authorities say that up to 40 vehicles were involving in the collision during whiteout conditions caused by a snow squall.

The exact number people injured has not yet been reported, but the incident has been declared a Level 2 Mass Casualty Incident, meaning that up to 25 people have been hurt. Vehicle entrapments have also been reported.

All lanes of southbound Route 222 are blocked by the crash. It isn’t clear when the roadway will reopen.

You can view video of the pileup scene below.

Dozens of cars are involved in a pileup on Route 222 in Wyomissing. We're live on the scene.

Posted by Reading Eagle on Wednesday, January 30, 2019

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