Truck Crash Closes I-81 Ramp

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A hazardous materials crew is on the scene of a tractor-trailer crash in Lackawanna County.

The truck carrying phosphoric acid overturned Wednesday morning at the off-ramp of Interstate 81 north at the Scott/Route 524 exit (199).

The driver and his passenger were not hurt.

Route 524 is also closed in both directions at I-81 to the intersection of Routes 347/250 in Scott Township.

A truck has to come from New Jersey to empty the acid from the overturned truck before the truck can be moved.

Officials said the hazardous materials crew has a small leak in the truck under control.

PennDOT expects the ramp and road to reopen around 1 p.m.