Crash jams traffic on Walt Whitman

March 5, 2008 5:48:19 AM PST
An early morning tractor-trailer crash closed the busy Walt Whitman Bridge and caused major traffic problems in the Philadelphia area.

The rig was headed east on the bridge toward New Jersey around 4 a.m. Wednesday when it tipped onto the barrier, shutting down all the eastbound lanes and all but one westbound lane.

Crews removed the truck by about 7 a.m. but morning rush hour traffic remained snarled.

Traffic on other bridges crossing the Delaware River was reported heavy as motorists sought alternate ways of getting around the accident.