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Schuylkill Expressway Reopens After Big Rig Wreck, 1 Hurt

I-76 Traffic Troubles

A rush-hour crash on Interstate 76 that involved two tractor-trailers caused all lanes to be completely blocked Tuesday morning. (Published Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016)

A wreck involving two tractor-trailers closed the Schuylkill Expressway headed into Philadelphia for about 45 minutes Tuesday morning.

The wreck closed all lanes of Interstate 76 eastbound near Girard Avenue in Philadelphia around 6:15 a.m.

Many emergency vehicles could be seen responding. One person could be seen be loaded into an ambulance. That person was treated at Hahnemann Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

The crash caused a massive backup leading back to Montgomery County. Crews began letting one lane of traffic by around 7 a.m. By 7:30 a.m. all lanes were reopened but delays remained.

With Kelly and Martin Luther King drives already detoured due to President Barack Obama's visit at Eakins Oval, surface streets like Belmont Avenue served as the best routes around the crash.