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July 11, 2024

I-676 fully reopens after two trucks crash Thursday morning

The collision caused all westbound lanes from Ben Franklin Parkway to I-76 to close.

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I-676 truck closure Thom Carroll/for PhillyVoice

All lanes on I-676 between Ben Franklin Parkway and I-76 West were closed due to a truck collision. The crash happened around 2 a.m. and all lanes reopened as of 8 a.m., but Philadelphia OEM said to still expect residual delays. Above is a file photo of I-676.

All lanes on Interstate 676 from Ben Franklin Parkway to I-76 West have reopened after a Thursday morning crash involving two trucks shuttered access for several hours. 

Philadelphia's Office of Emergency Management reported the crash and closures around 3 a.m. A box truck and tractor-trailer collided, jackknifing the tractor-trailer and blocking the ramp approaching I-76. It is unclear if anyone was hurt in the crash.

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The cleanup effort of the wreckage and closure of all lanes forced commuters to travel around the Museum of Art to get on I-76. Philadelphia OEM stated that all lanes reopened around 8 a.m. but said to expect residual delays.

A pig hogs the highway

On Wednesday, a pig named Dorothy was being transported in a trailer on the way to the vet when she jumped out of the vehicle while it was in bumper-to-bumper traffic on the Schuylkill Expressway.

The truck operator and several bystanders traveling on I-76 pulled over and chased Dorothy, safely wrangling her. Dorothy is 2 years old and was previously saved from a neglectful situation. She is set to live at the animal rescue farm Henry's Haven Animal Sanctuary in New Jersey after being spayed, FOX29 reported.