Accident Snarls Ben Franklin Bridge, Center City Traffic

Some delays expected, obviously.

Better watch out on your way home:




6ABC reports:

An overturned tractor-trailer is slowing traffic near the entrance of the Ben Franklin Bridge in Philadelphia.

It happened just before 1:00 p.m. Wednesday.

Police say a tractor-trailer hauling scrap metal overturned as it tried to turn onto the bridge.

NJTransit adds: "Bus service to/from Ben Franklin Bridge is experience delays up to 20 minutes due to a motor vehicle accident on the entrance ramp at the bridge. Buses are detoured using the 5th Street entrance ramp from Race St."

The DRPA updates:  Accident in Philadelphia at 6th St. approach to Ben Franklin Bridge. One lane getting by, 2 bridge lanes open to NJ. Westbound to PA 3 lanes open. Expect delays in the eastbound direction.

No word on when the scene is likely to be cleared.

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