Crash Closes Vine Street Expressway in Center City
Update: I-676 has reopened.
UPDATE: Accident on I-676 westbound at I-76 East/Schuylkill Expy. There is a ramp restriction.
— 511PA Philadelphia (@511PAPhilly) December 24, 2014
A car crash this morning turned what is usually a light rush hour into a slog this morning. A crash around 5 a.m. closed I-676 in Center City in both directions.
Looks like state police pulled over a driver well past where they blocked 676. Wish I could hear that conversation. pic.twitter.com/g6zpXUEqRO
— Jim Melwert (@Melwert1060) December 24, 2014
Apparently, a truck is sitting on the barrier at the split where I-676 ends and sends drivers onto I-76.
Crews are still working to clear the truck. I-676 is closed near the Parkway, and is backed up as a result throughout. If you’re headed to I-676 Westbound from I-95, it’s best to get off at Callowhill and take surface streets.