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Overturned Trash Truck Causes Morning Rush Nightmare

(by KYW's Jim Melwert)

(by KYW’s Jim Melwert)

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By Jim Melwert

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Traffic is flowing again after a trash truck flipped over on the I-95 southbound exit ramp to the Vine Street Expressway.

About 40,000 pounds of trash was dumped onto the southbound ramp to the Vine Street Expressway and onto the I-95 northbound ramp to Callowhill Street below.

The crash shutdown the I-95 southbound ramp to the Vine Street Expressway, as well as the I-95 northbound ramp to Callowhill Street.

The accident happened at about 3 a.m. and the roadways were reopened at about 8 a.m.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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