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Jackknifed tractor trailer blocks West Shore Bypass

Published On: Jan 30 2013 04:33:35 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 22 2013 05:58:56 PM EST

A jackknifed tractor trailer creating traffic troubles around Reading for a good part of the day Tuesday.

CUMRU TWP., Pa. -

A jackknifed tractor trailer creating traffic troubles around Reading for a good part of the day Tuesday.

The truck blocked both eastbound lanes of the West Shore Bypass -- Route 422 -- between the Lancaster Avenue interchange in southwest Reading and the Interstate 176 interchange in Cumru Twp., Berks Co., for nearly four hours.

The accident happened around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday on one of the bridges high above the Schuylkill River.

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Fire police closed the eastbound bypass at Lancaster Avenue while crews worked to remove the truck and clean up a large amount of fuel that spilled. The highway reopened shortly after 3 p.m.

No one was injured.