I-95 southbound lanes reopen in Bucks

A tractor trailer landed on its side on I-95 South in Bensalem on the morning of Aug. 6, 2012. The road was closed after rush hour to off-load the cargo of watermelons, before uprighting the rig.
A tractor trailer landed on its side on I-95 South in Bensalem on the morning of Aug. 6, 2012. The road was closed after rush hour to off-load the cargo of watermelons, before uprighting the rig.
Posted: August 07, 2012

Officials closed the southbound lanes of I-95 in Bensalem for more than 3 1/2-hours today so crews could remove a tractor-trailer that overturned in the predawn hours.

They also had to patch damage where the rig gouged out a section of the roadway.

No serious injuries were reported in the crash around 5 a.m. near Route 413.

Officials said the tractor-trailer carrying watermelons was northbound on I-95 when it went out of control, crossed the grassy median and flip on its side in the lane closest to the median.

One lane was able to get by through the morning rush hour.

PennDot closed the southbound lanes to remove the rig at 9:30 a.m. and reopened them at 1:05 p.m.

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