SHARPSBURG (KDKA) — A tractor trailer crash closed down part of Route 28 Wednesday night near the Highland Park Bridge.

The accident happened just before 9:30 p.m. in the northbound lanes.

Crews were working late into the night to remove the overturned tractor trailer and clear the scene.

The northbound lanes of Route 28 had to be closed north of the Route 8 exit.

According to PennDOT, police were detouring drivers at the southbound Route 8 off-ramp towards Sharpsburg or the northbound Route 8 off-ramp towards Butler.

Police are asking motorists to avoid the area if possible.

The driver was not seriously hurt.

Stay with KDKA for the latest on this developing story.

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