Heavy traffic on Interstate 81 could delay morning commutes

By Jimmy Fisher - jfisher@timesleader.com | October 27th, 2015 7:26 am

Commuters can expect a rough patch on Interstate 81 northbound on their drives into work this morning.

Major congestion is being reported on the interstate near the Greater Pittston area between Laflin and the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre International Airport causing heavy traffic and delays.

Highway 309 from the Back Mountain area and Interstate 476 are both congestion free.

Scattered areas of minor congestion are being reported in Wilkes-Barre on Coal Street, Wilkes-Barre Boulevard, River Street and South Main Street.

There are also patches of minor congestion on Wyoming Avenue between Forty Fort and Plymouth.

For more up-to-date-traffic information, be sure to visit the Times Leader’s traffic page.


By Jimmy Fisher


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