Crash Restricts Turnpike Traffic

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An overturned tractor-trailer closed one lane of the turnpike in each direction Tuesday morning in Lackawanna County.

State police said the driver lost control of the truck about 8 a.m. on a curve just before the toll booths at the Clarks Summit interchange.The truck flipped blocking one northbound and one southbound lane.

The driver and a passenger were in the rig when it flipped. One of them was trapped for about a half hour. Both were taken to Community Medical Center for treatment.

Some diesel fuel spilled so a hazardous materials crew was called in to help.The trailer was carrying a load of industrial paper.