Northeast extension of Pennsylvania Turnpike reopened after tractor trailer crash, hazmat cleanup

Part of the northeast extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike has reopened after a crash involving a tractor trailer and a car shutdown the highway in both directions and required hamat cleanup on Saturday morning.

The accident happened in the Salford Township stretch of the turnpike on the southbound side.

Officials say the tractor trailer jackknifed and took out three median barriers. The truck's full fuel tanks ruptured during impact and hazmat crew were required to clean up the spilled gas.

The truck driver was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. No other injuries were reported.