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Overturned Truck Blocks Part of Philly-Bound Ben Franklin Bridge for Hours

Driving into Philadelphia Thursday morning? Avoid the Ben Franklin Bridge.

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Drivers heading into Philadelphia were urged to avoid taking the Ben Franklin Bridge after a tractor-trailer overturned and slowed traffic throughout the Thursday morning commute.

The crash occurred on the downside of the span heading into Philly before daybreak, the Delaware River Port Authority said. Two westbound lanes got by a little after 6 a.m., but traffic still started to back up into Camden, New Jersey.

The Walt Whitman or Betsy Ross bridges could be used as alternates.

It was unclear if anyone was hurt in the wreck.

Crews finally got the crash cleared around 9:45 a.m.

Leave yourself extra time even if you plan on taking the Walt. For those using the Walt Whitman Bridge, be aware of some work being done in the Philly-bound tollbooth area during the day.

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