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‘Serious' Crash Closes Part of I-95 in Delaware for Hours

Delaware State Police expected the closures of I-95 and part of Concord Pike to last for several hours and for drivers to 'expect long delays'

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A "serious" crash closed parts of Interstate 95 and U.S. Route 202 in Delaware for more than seven hours during the Tuesday morning commute, Delaware State Police said.

The fiery crash happened around 6:30 a.m. where I-95 meets Concord Pike (Route 202) in New Castle County, state police said. It appeared that a pickup truck hit some sort of construction equipment in a work zone.

"As a result of the crash, I-95 southbound south of 202 will be closed, along with 202 southbound onto I-95 southbound," state police said in a news release.

The roadway reopened around 1:40 p.m. Drivers saw long delays for more than seven hours.

Police didn't immediately reveal the extent of any injuries.

Drivers could be seen being forced off the roadway at the Route 202 exit around 8:30 a.m. At the scene of the crash, a piece of construction equipment appeared damaged with a pickup truck crashed into it.

DelDOT told WDEL that the pickup had struck an asphalt milling machine after someone getting behind the construction barriers. The pickup truck then erupted into flames, trapping the driver.

U.S. Route 13 could be used as an alternate route to get around the crash scene.

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