Travel Advisory

CONTACT: Renee Vid Colborn
Phone: 717.831.7507
May 9, 2016


PA Turnpike Closed Southbound on Interstate 476 at Quakertown Interchange, Exit 44   
 Closure due to an accident involving a box truck in Montgomery County.



The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is advising motorists of an accident southbound on I-476 at milepost 31.3 in Montgomery County.  A box truck hit the guiderail and traveled over the embankment near Lansdale Interchange, Exit #31.

Emergency crews are at the scene. No life-threatening injuries are being reported. Traffic is now exiting at Quakertown Interchange, Exit #44, with the following detour in effect:

Southbound Detour

Take State Route 663 north to U.S. Route 309 south to U.S. Route 202 south to State Route 63 west. Reenter the Turnpike at Lansdale Interchange, Exit #31.

Once the truck is recovered and the guiderail is repaired, the turnpike will reopen to traffic in this area.

To report an accident or other emergencies on the PA Turnpike, dial *11 on your mobile phone. To learn more about PA Turnpike conditions or to contact us, use one of these resources:


  • Variable & Digital Message Signs — nearly 100 signs along the Turnpike

  • Highway Advisory Radio — 1640 AM (tune-in near interchanges)


  • Turnpike Roadway Information Program (toll-free) — 866-976-TRIP (8747)

  • Customer Assistance Center (toll-free) — 800-331-3414 (weekdays, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)