Schuylkill Expressway to Shutdown

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    Seven cars of a CSX freight train derailed on a bridge that spans the Schuylkill River and I-76. Six cars are carrying crude oil and another is carrying sand. None are leaking.

    Motorists should be prepared for a Schuylkill Express detour Sunday afternoon.

    PennDOT plans to shutdown I-76 in both directions Sunday afternoon to do work at the CSX derailment site near the South Street exit. 

    According to State Police, the shutdown will take place between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. for 10-15 minutes. Motorists traveling westbound will get off at University Avenue and then back on I-76 at the South Street exit. For those traveling eastbound, the Schuylkill will be closed at South Street and motorists may get back on at the University Avenue exit. 

    The highway will be shutdown shortly, but the specific time has not yet been provided. 

    Stay with NBC10 for more details on this traffic alert.