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Traffic alert: Commodore Barry Bridge reopened

The Commodore Barry Bridge linking Chester, Pa., and Bridgeport, N.J. has reopened after an overturned tanker truck closed it earlier today.

Traffic alert: Commodore Barry Bridge reopened

Inquirer staff report:

All lanes have reopened on the Commodore Barry Bridge after a propane tanker truck overturned in the westbound lanes closing the span in both directions earlier today.

The Sunoco truck overturned about 12:25 p.m., completely blocking the westbound lanes of the bridge linking Chester, Pa., and Bridgeport, N.J.

Officials had closed the eastbound lanes as a precaution and to give firefighters access to the truck.

Eastbound lanes reopened shortly after 4 p.m., and westbound lanes were open by 4:30 p.m., according to Danelle Hunter, spokeswoman for the Delaware River Port Authority.

Firefighters from Chester City, including a hazmat unit, responded to the bridge. Fire Department radio broadcasts from the scene indicated that the tanker was not leaking.

The tanker driver apparently suffered a minor injury.

Why the truck overturned is not clear yet.

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