Travel Advisory

CONTACT: Renee Vid Colborn
Phone: 717.831.7507
January 19, 2016

Crash Closes Southbound Lanes of Northeastern Extension near Lansdale Exit
Tractor trailer overturned blocking all lanes at milepost 34.2 southbound.

JAN. 19, 2016 — The PA Turnpike Commission advises motorists that an accident on the Northeastern Extension (Interstate 476) at milepost 34.2 southbound in Franconia Twp., Montgomery Co. is blocking all lanes. A tractor trailer hauling oranges overturned about three miles north of the Lansdale Interchange (Exit #31). Motorists traveling southbound are being detoured off the Turnpike at the Quakertown Interchange (Exit #44) and being told to follow this detour route:

Southbound motorists exit at Quakertown Interchange (Exit #44), follow State Route 663 north to U.S. Route 309 south to U.S. route 202 south to State Route 63 west to the reenter the Turnpike at Lansdale Interchange (Exit #31).

The truck driver has been transported by helicopter to a local hospital with serious injuries.

Motorists should expect delays and heavy traffic on the detour route. The accident-scene cleanup is likely to continue through evening rush today. Traffic traveling northbound is not affected.

Travelers can get Turnpike traffic alerts by calling 866-976-TRIP (8747) or visiting the live Travel Conditions Map online at The Turnpike’s smartphone app, TRIP Talk, streams audio advisories to iPhone and Droid users. To download the free app, visit