Traffic Mess From Multiple Crashes on Northeast Extension

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    The accident happened just past the Lansdale Exit and caused a backup for miles in the southbound lanes. (Published Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014)

    Hours after a street sweeper collided with a car along a busy Pennsylvania highway Tuesday morning another crash closed the roadway in the other direction.

    Two trucks and a car collided around 10:15 a.m. near mile-marker 30, causing northbound lanes of the Pennsylvania Turnpike's Northeast Extension (I-476) between Mid County (Exit 20) and Lansdale (Exit 31) to be blocked.

    No one was hurt in the wreck but it caused a traffic backup as crews worked to clear the scene.

    The three-vehicle crash happened a few miles of an earlier crash in the southbound lanes. That crash blocked the southbound lanes near mile-maker 27 -- past the Lansdale Exit -- around 5:45 a.m.

    The impact of the wreck left the black sedan sideways on the road while the street sweeper pulled off the roadway.

    NBC10 First Alert Traffic reporter Jillian Mele reported that the crash block both lanes of traffic causing a three-mile backup. Traffic did slowly get by on the shoulder as crews worked to clear the scene.

    It took crews about an hour to clear the crash and reopen the lanes.