October 5, 2016


PA Turnpike Closed Southbound Between the Quakertown and Lansdale Interchanges 
 Closure due to an accident involving tractor trailer in Bucks County. 


The Pennsylvania Turnpike is advising motorists that I-476 will be closed southbound between the Quakertown Interchange, Exit #44, and the Lansdale Interchange, #31, Bucks County, due to a traffic accident involving a tractor trailer. 

A commercial flatbed tractor trailer hauling roofing materials overturned on I-476 at milepost 35. Traffic is currently backlogged at milepost 40.

Motorists travelling from the Lehigh Valley area are encouraged to exit at the Lehigh Valley Interchange, Exit #56, to avoid the traffic backlog approaching the Quakertown Interchange, Exit #44

Maintenance and emergency crews are at the scene. No life-threatening injuries are being reported.

Suggested 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 PA Turnpike at the Lansdale Interchange, Exit #31.

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, inactive conditions map; view at

·        Waze  — a crowd-sourced navigation app that provides real-time traffic conditions with input from other drivers; download at




CONTACT: Kathleen Walter
Phone: 610313.6383