North Scranton Expressway reopened after tractor-trailer rollover


SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A tractor-trailer rollover closed a portion of the North Scranton Expressway for roughly three hours, while crews worked to clean the wreck.

The rollover happened Wednesday morning around 8:20 when a tractor-trailer lost control and hit a concrete barrier on the North Scranton Expressway inbound just below the Interstate 81 underpass heading toward the Scranton Carbondale Highway.

Drivers were advised to use the Central Scranton Expressway or Main Avenue until while the accident was cleaned up. Inbound is fully opened and outbound has one lane opened. US Business Route 6 East coming from the Abingtons is still closed.

A large amount of diesel fuel and building materials that were being carried by the truck have spilled onto the road. According to the police, there was some sort of issue with the truck.

The two people involved in the crash were coming from Canada and were on their way to Scranton. A Clifford Township Ambulance from Susquehanna County happened to be in the area. They stopped when they saw the accident and helped the victims.

Those involved in the accident tell Eyewitness News they are okay. Authorities say it was not a health issue that caused the accident.

The Scranton Fire department, Police and Lackawanna County EMA assisted with the clean-up and providing the necessary support and the road is now reopened.

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