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Traffic Backed Up After Tractor-Trailer Overturns On Turnpike

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CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP (KDKA) – A tractor-trailer accident on the Pennsylvania Turnpike caused quite a backup Tuesday morning.

According to police, a tractor-trailer overturned at mile marker 16 on the westbound side of the road around 7:15 a.m.

The accident shutdown both lanes of the road, which backed up traffic for about five miles.

The rollover damaged part of the road and caused some of the undisclosed, but non-toxic contents to spill out onto the road.

The accident was cleared around 10 a.m. and the Turnpike reopened shortly after.

It is unknown what caused the accident, but police think speed played a factor.

There is no word on what charges, if any, will be filed against the driver.

Fortunately, no one was injured in the crash.

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