Drivers were urged to avoid the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike for hours Wednesday due to an overturned tractor-trailer.
The flatbed big rig flipped in the southbound lanes of the Pennsylvania Turnpike near milepost 35, after the Quakertown Interchange (A44), around 7:50 a.m.
The wreck left roofing materials all over the roadway and caused a massive backup as drivers were told to get off at the Quakertown Interchange and take Route 663 to Route 309 south. The Turnpike commission urged drivers to bail out at the Lehigh Valley Interchange (A56) to avoid the traffic in the Quakertown area.
The roadway remained clear south of the Lansdale Interchange (A31).
No life-threatening injuries were reported.
Crews finally cleaned up the mess and got the roadway reopened around 1:45 p.m.