Truck Crashes, Spills Fuel on Pa. Turnpike. Traffic Backs Up

A tractor-trailer leaking fuel onto the roadway closed the busy Pennsylvania Turnpike in the Philadelphia suburbs for hours Monday morning.

The wreck closed the eastbound lanes approaching the Valley Forge (Exit 326) Interchange around 6:30 p.m. A couple hours later, police were forcing drivers off the turnpike at the Route 29 (Exit 320) Interchange.

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As SkyForce10 hovered overhead shortly after 7 a.m., you could see debris and fuel on the roadway and the truck with front-end damage.

Traffic quickly backed up as drivers already on the roadway were forced off the highway onto the nearby rest stop and then back onto the the turnpike.

Drivers should avoid getting onto the eastbound turnpike leading up to Valley Forge or expect a slow ride. You could use Route 29 to Route 202 as an alternate route, NBC10 First Alert Traffic reporter Matt DeLucia said.

The turnpike laid out the alternate route for drivers forced off the highway at Interchange 320.

No word if anyone was injured in the crash.

This story is developing and will be updated.

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