A portion of the westbound Pennsylvania Turnpike that was closed this morning because of an accident involving a tractor-trailer has been reopened.
The artery was closed between Fort Washington and Norristown after the truck jackknifed about 4:40 a.m., spilling debris onto the road. Emergency crews were called to the scene to remove the truck from the roadway. Additionally, a chunk of concrete barrier broke off during the impact and fell into the eastbound passing lane.
Motorists experienced big delays in the area, and the crash had a ripple effect as all westbound traffic for the Turnpike was being detoured at the Fort Washington Interchange. However, the truck was succesfully removed by 8:15 a.m., although motorists were still experiencing some delays.