Truck spills New York Times papers on King of Prussia highway ramp

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Thursday, December 4, 2014
VIDEO: Overturned truck blocks I-76 ramp
An overturned tractor-trailer is blocking a busy highway on-ramp in King of Prussia.

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. (WPVI) -- A tractor-trailer carrying 19,000 copies of advanced sections for Sunday's New York Times overturned on a highway ramp outside Philadelphia, littering the side of the road with bundles of Arts & Leisure, Travel and Book Review.

A Times spokeswoman says the driver appeared to sustain minor injuries in the crash around 5:30 a.m. Thursday on a ramp connecting the eastbound Schuylkill Expressway to Route 202 in King of Prussia. They're awaiting toxicology test results.

Eileen Murphy, the Times' vice president for corporate communication, says the 18-wheeler was en route to drop off sections printed in New York for home delivery subscribers in the Philadelphia area. She says the destroyed papers will be replaced and delivered.

Police say the ramp was blocked for several hours while crews cleaned up the mess.