A truck hit an overhead sign near Conshohocken and severely damaged it just before 4 a.m. in the northbound lanes in Plymouth Township, just prior to the Mid-County interchange for the Pa. Turnpike.
Just before 9:30 a.m. the backup was stretching from the accident scene back to the Baltimore Pike.
PennDOT inspectors say at least one support beam for the sign was cracked and neede to be replaced. The project to get the sign repaired will take hours and will force lane restrictions throughout the day.
PennDOT officials told Action News they were hopeful that the repairs could be completed before the afternoon rush.
The driver suffered leg and back injuries. The lanes were already tight because of an ongoing construction project, and are now restricted even more.
If you're trying to get to the Pa. Turnpike, a suggested alternate is to take the Schuylkill Expressway to the Pa Turnpike rather than attempt taking the Blue Route.