UPDATE: Eastbound Schuylkill Closed for Hazmat Incident
A truck crash has released 180 gallons of fuel onto I-76.
The eastbound Schuylkill Expressway remains closed as workers try to clear the area of the 180 gallons of fuel spilled when a tractor trailer overturned just after the Conshohocken Curve in I-76 sometime around 11:30 a.m. this morning.
A reader who was stuck approximately 60 yards behind the accident after it occurred told Plymouth-Whitemarsh Patchthat most of the vehicles had shut off their engines and that ex-motorists were milling about, with many taking a walk to near the accident.
Current pictures from the scene via a PennDOT camera show that eastbound lanes have been cleared of traffic while crews continue to work on the scene.
Original Story: PennDOT is reporting that eastbound I-76 is closed just after Exit 332 at I-476 due to a crash. The crash is a hazmat incident due to 180 gallons of fuel spilled on the roadway.
@MontcoAlerts reports that tractor trailor overturned just past the Conshohocken Curve. Avoid the area.