Tractor-Trailer Removed, I-76 Reopened

Crews take hours to clean up overturned tractor-trailer.

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    An overturned tractor-trailer closed I-76 eastbound for hours Tuesday. Police directed drivers to get off at the 30th Street Station exit. The drivers stuck in the traffic jam told NBC10's Doug Shimell that after they got off the exit officials didn't help direct them. (Published Tuesday, Aug 14, 2012)

    A crash resulting in an overturned tractor-trailer closed I-76 eastbound for hours Tuesday morning.

    The crash happened along the Schuylkill Expressway around 9 a.m. causing a closure from the Vine Street Expressway (I-676) to Passyunk Avenue.

    I-676 westbound was backed up all morning into the afternoon as a result of the closure.

    At one point, traffic was backed up to Route 202.

    Crews removed the vehicle around 12:25 p.m., more than three-and-a-half hours after the accident and remained on the scene for clean up.

    Around 1:30 p.m. traffic finally started to get by the crash scene.

    The driver of the big rig suffered minor injuries, said Pennsylvania State Police.


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