By Tim Jimenez

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Five firefighters were hurt in an accident involving a tractor-trailer and a Philadelphia fire truck on I-95.

Three of the firefighters have since been released. The other two are in stable condition.

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The crash also turned a stretch of the interstate into a parking lot for hours.

The firetruck was on I-95 South approaching Columbus Boulevard as a buffer between the accident and traffic, authorities say, when it was hit by a tractor trailer under the Chestnut Street overpass.

It was around 3:30 in the morning and authorities say five firefighters were hurt, taken to the hospital and listed in stable condition.

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The accident put the brakes on cars going south on 95. The drivers, with no where to go, had to kill time, about three hours.

“I shut my car off a little while ago and turn it on every so often just to charge up the phone and keep me sane I guess.”

“At least I got some sleep.”

First, police let the struck drivers pass the jackknifed tractor trailer.

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Then crews were able to haul it away, meaning 95 Southbound could reopen before rush hour really got going.