Cars Overturn, Back Up Traffic on I-95, I-76

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    NBC10's Jillian Mele looks at live coverage as crews work to right an overturned vehicle on I-95 northbound near Exit 9. (Published Friday, Oct 11, 2013)

    A traffic nightmare snarled traffic near Philadelphia International Airport for more than an hour this morning and once that crash was cleared another was reported along another busy highway.

    A little before 6 a.m., a vehicle overturned on the Schuylkill Expressway (I-76) eastbound before Gulph Mills causing all lanes to shutdown. Traffic quickly backed up towards King of Prussia.

    Crews said that a person was trapped in the overturned vehicle. No word on the severity of the injury.

    Around 6:30 a.m. one lane began to slowly move past the scene. By 7 a.m. everything was flowing smoothly.

    The rain-drenched traffic nightmare started earlier in the morning.

    Two cars, including one that overturned, crashed along I-95 northbound approaching Route 420 (Exit 9) in Delaware County around 4 a.m. As crews worked to clear the scene there were intermittent closures as traffic back up to Ridley Park (Exit 8).

    By 5:30 a.m. the overturned vehicle was cleared but the backup remained as cars were forced from four lanes down to just two or even one at times. Traffic began moving again around 5:45 a.m.

    No word on possible injuries and exactly what caused the cars to collide.

    These wrecks came as a slew of spin out crashes happened around the region overnight as heavy rain pounded the area.

     


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