Dan Stamm

5-Vehicle Wreck Slows Traffic on Pennsylvania Turnpike’s Northeast Extension

The crash has all southbound lanes blocked between Quakertown and Lansdale

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What to Know

  • Drive times ballooned by more than an hour after a crash on the southbound lanes of the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
  • The backup on I-476 went for about 4 miles, state police said.
  • Get the latest First Alert Traffic, powered by Waze, on the NBC10 app.

A five-vehicle crash snarled all lanes of the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike heading south Friday morning.

The wreck, around milepost 34 just before 7:30 a.m., closed all southbound lanes of Interstate 476 between the Quakertown and Lansdale interchanges for nearly an hour, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Traffic backed up for 4 miles behind the crash. Waze reported the crash was adding more than 70 minutes to people's normal commutes around 8:30 a.m. as the left lane remained blocked.

Police didn’t have any reports of injuries at this point.

The turnpike warned drivers to avoid the highway. Route 309 could be used as an alternate to avoid the area.

The crash was cleared just after 10:15 a.m., the turnpike said.

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