PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A tractor-trailer accident forced the closure of I-95 at Academy Road early Wednesday morning.
Northbound lanes were opened shortly after the crash, but southbound lanes remained closed until about 6:15 a.m. as crews cleared the scene.
The shutdown forced motorists off the interstate and into the neighborhood streets in Northeast Philadelphia, and it wasn’t pretty. What should have been a quick commute into Center City under normal circumstances tuned into a voyage through one way streets and traffic lights. Trucks were getting stuck on small streets along the detour route, especially on State Road.
Reported by Jim Melwert, KYW Newsradio