The drive time on the Schuylkill Expressway from the Blue Route to the Vine Street Expressway ballooned to more than 100 minutes during the morning commute Tuesday after a multi-vehicle crash involving a SEPTA bus.
The crash occurred in the eastbound lanes of near Girard Avenue around 6:15 a.m.
No one suffered serious injuries, said Pennsylvania State Police.
Initially a lane and the shoulder got by as crews worked to clear the scene but after more than an hour, crews completely closed the roadway leading to Center City as they worked to move vehicles out of the way.
After 90 minutes or so, crews had the wreck moved over onto the shoulder but long delays continued.