Jackknifed Tractor-trailer snarls Traffic on I-95 South

Pennsylvania (September 28, 2011)  A Tractor-trailer crashed into the center median on I-95 south forcing the Authorities to shut down the Interstate in both directions for a brief period of time. 

The accident occurred around 2:30 a.m. when a tractor-trailer carrying mail jackknifed on the wet roadway between Exits 32 and 30.  According to Police the tractor-trailer slammed into the center concrete barrier, sending chucks of concrete into the northbound lanes.  A Pennsylvania State Police cruiser traveling northbound struck a piece of the debris.

Police were able to open the northbound lanes shortly after the crash.  The Southbound lanes remained closed for four hours as crews worked to clear the debris and clean up a fuel spill.  Traffic was diverted off of I-95 south, causing a traffic nightmare in the local neighborhoods.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was injured and transported to the Hospital.  The State trooper was not seriously injured.

Police were able to re-open I-95 south around 6:30 a.m. but traffic was backed up in the area.

Police are investigating the cause of the accident.

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