WILMINGTON, Del. (CBS) – A portion of Interstate 495 in Wilmington, Delaware is closed following a crash involving a tractor-trailer. The crash happened in the northbound lanes of I-495, near the 12th Street Bridge, just after 8 a.m. Tuesday.
A hazmat situation was also reported.READ MORE: Residents Begin To Clean Up, Assess Damage After Two Tornadoes Touch Down In Bucks County Leaving Path Of Destruction
DelDOT officials say two left lanes are currently open to traffic on I-495 Northbound at the I-95/I-495 Split. Two right lanes remain closed on I-495 Northbound.
UPDATE: Tractor trailer accident involving a hazmat spill CLOSES down all lanes on I-495 NB near 12th St in #WIlmington. Delays are heavy! Please use I-95 as an alternate. @CBSPhilly @TotalTrafficPHL https://t.co/r9gIpW4lM2
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As a result of the collision, the overpass for 12th Street is being inspected for damage.MORE NEWS: Delaware County Community Celebrates 9-Year-Old's Performance In Junior Olympics
The road closure is anticipated to be lengthy, with no estimated time for a reopening. It is best to avoid the area is possible.