I-95 southbound reopens in N.E. Philly after crash

The view of southbound I-95 at Academy Road. This Pennsylvania Department of Transportation camera shows I-95 already jammed at 5:45 a.m. with cars being blocked and exiting to find other routes.
The view of southbound I-95 at Academy Road. This Pennsylvania Department of Transportation camera shows I-95 already jammed at 5:45 a.m. with cars being blocked and exiting to find other routes.
Posted: September 28, 2011

The southbound lanes of I-95 are open after being closed for four hours due to an overnight tractor trailer crash.

The crash had forced the closure of southbound I-95 between Academy Road and Cottman Avenue.

The crash occurred about 2:10 a.m. this morning and resulted in two separate incidents, according to police scanner reports.

The tractor trailer jackknifed and struck a wall, causing a chunk of the wall to fly off and strike an oncoming car.

There are no reports of serious injuries, although a 54-year-old male was reportedly taken to a local Aria Health Systems campus.

The stretch of the roadway is one of the busiest along the corridor and is a main access for commuters heading into Center City and other sections of Philadelphia.

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