Pennsylvania Turnpike Reopens After Fiery Crash

All lanes have reopened on the Pennsylvania Turnpike following a fiery crash Tuesday afternoon.

A tractor trailer loaded with cardboard crashed near mile marker 348 in Southampton, Bucks County around 12:15 p.m. and caught fire. Fortunately no one was injured in the accident.

Crews at the scene dumped the contents onto the roadway, extinguished it and then loaded them into a recovery dumpster.

Eastbound lanes were shut down between the Willow Grove and Bensalem exits. Traffic could be seen backed up for miles as SkyForce10 flew overhead at about 1:30 p.m.

Shortly after 4 p.m. officials announced the eastbound left lane was reopened. The other two lanes remained closed through rush hour. Around 8 p.m. the remaining lanes were reopened after crews cleared all the debris from the roadway.

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