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May 05, 2016

All lanes reopen after tractor-trailer overturns on Ben Franklin Bridge

DRPA officials advise commuters to take Walt Whitman and Betsy Ross bridges

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Patco Ben Franklin Thom Carroll/PhillyVoice

A Philadelphia-bound PATCO train on the Benjamin Franklin Bridge.

Officials with the Delaware River Port Authority are advising Philadelphia-area commuters to avoid the Benjamin Franklin Bridge Thursday afternoon due to major traffic delays stemming from an overturned tractor-trailer.

It's not clear what led to the accident, but the driver of the vehicle is believed to have survived despite sustaining injuries in the crash.

By 8 p.m., the DRPA announced that the accident had been fully cleared and all lanes were reopened for traffic.