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January 16, 2015

Major delays for morning commute

Separate accidents cause traffic issues

Traffic Car Accident
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A crash on the Walt Whitman Bridge caused major delays for the morning commute.

A few separate accidents have caused major traffic delays for Friday morning's commute.

A tractor trailer hit a median on the New Jersey Turnpike, splitting into two pieces. The accident occurred around 5 a.m. in the northbound lanes approaching Exit 3, Route 42 in Deptford Township, 6abc Action News reports. 

The truck was carrying bags of rock salt. One lane was closed in each direction as a result of the crash.

A two-vehicle accident on the Walt Whitman Bridge shortly before 6:30 a.m. caused delays for commuters in the eastbound lanes heading to New Jersey. The crash caused a backup at least one mile long.

Another two-car crash happened around 6 a.m. near the Montgomery Drive exit on the westbound Schuylkill Expressway. The two left lanes were blocked at the scene, backing up traffic past Girard Avenue.