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Truck jackknifes Friday afternoon; Route 183 now reopened

By 69 News, (follow: @69news), news@wfmz.com
Published On: Dec 24 2013 09:50:56 AM CST
Updated On: Oct 12 2013 04:25:35 AM CDT

A jackknifed tractor trailer forced the closure of Route 183 in Berks County on Friday.

JEFFERSON TWP., Pa. -

A jackknifed tractor trailer forced the closure of Route 183 in Berks County.

The mishap was reported shortly before noon Friday in the area of Route 183, also designated as Bernville Road, in the area of New Schaefferstown Road in Jefferson Township.

The trucker was approaching the intersection when he stepped on the brakes and lost control of the rig, causing the flatbed tractor trailer to jackknife and become wedged between both sides of a bridge.

Route 183 has reopened in both directions between New Schaefferstown and Henne roads.

No one was injured.