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All lanes on I-93 south reopened after tractor-trailer crash

An overturned tractor trailer on I-93 southbound backed up traffic for several miles Monday morning.NBC10 Boston

All southbound lanes on Interstate 93 near Wilmington reopened shortly after 10 a.m. Monday, about five hours after a tractor-trailer crashed, backing up traffic for miles.

The driver of the 1997 Peterbilt tractor-trailer was not injured, according to State Police. The trailer was loaded with crushed cars and pieces of metal from other vehicles, officials said.

At least two vehicles hit the metal debris before the highway was shut down. Two people were evaluated for possible injuries, State Police said.

The crash happened around 5 a.m. and forced the closure of all southbound lanes. One lane reopened around 7 a.m., although traffic remained snarled.


All lanes reopened around 10 a.m.

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