CONTACT: Kathleen Walter
Phone: 610-313-6383
May 27,2016

PA Turnpike Closed Eastbound Between the Bensalem and Delaware Valley Interchanges
 Closure due to an accident involving a tractor trailer.



The Pennsylvania Turnpike is advising motorists of an accident eastbound on I-276 just past the Delaware Valley exit ramp at milepost 358.

An incident involving a tractor trailer fire early this morning has caused the Turnpike to close between the Bensalem Interchange, Exit 351, and the Delaware Valley Interchange, Exit 358.

The tractor trailer that was hauling printer ink crashed and caught fire. Emergency crews have been on the scene and the fire has been extinguished. No life-threatening injuries are being reported.

Due to the complexity of clean-up required, responders have not provided an estimated time as to when the Turnpike may reopen in this area.

Eastbound Detour

Take U.S. Route 1 south to State Route 132 East, to U.S. Route 13 north. Reenter the Turnpike at the Delaware Valley Interchange, Exit 358.

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.)


  • TRIPTalk — free, travel-alert smartphone app; download at

  • Travel Conditions Map — live, interactive conditions map; view at