Police incident in Schuylkill

DEER LAKE, Pa. - A Pennsylvania State Police investigation closed a busy stretch of highway in Schuylkill and Berks counties for several hours Wednesday night and early Thursday morning.

Route 61 South was closed between Route 895 in Schuylkill County and Lowland Road in Tilden Township, Berks County, near Hamburg.

Initial reports indicated there was a pursuit and crash, and a search for someone was underway. The state police haven't confirmed that or said anything about why the road was closed.

Route 61 reopened around 3 a.m.

Route 61 closure
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