Traffic is blocked on the Ben Franklin Bridge heading towards Philadelphia due to a seriously wrecked semi truck, officials say.
According to True Jersey News, the truck was hauling onions when it overturned in the westbound lanes of the bridge on Monday, March 8th, and scattered its load across the highway, just above the Old City section of Philadelphia.
Overturned Tractor Trailer on Ben Franklin Bridge on Philly side, Produce and Debris all over roadway. Use Walt Whitman or Betsy coming into Philly @Fox29philly pic.twitter.com/eXtzPfNxZb— Bob Kelly (@BobKellyFOX29) March 8, 2021
The driver had to be rescued from inside of the wrecked cab. His condition is not known.
⚠️Ben Franklin Bridge Travel Update:— Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) (@DRPA_PAandNJ) March 8, 2021
Expect delays westbound on the entire span as accident clean-up continues. Use Walt Whitman or Betsy Ross as the alternate to Philadelphia. pic.twitter.com/9nraidPrBR
Drivers are encouraged to use the Walt Whitman Bridge or Betsy Ross Bridge as alternate routes while crews work to clear the wreckage.