A pair of crashes completely snarled traffic in Northern Delaware back into Delaware County, Pennsylvania on Wednesday.  

The first and most serious of the crashes occurred around 11:30 a.m. on October 9, 2019, southbound Interstate 495 at the Philadelphia Pike interchange and involved a tractor trailer.

The big rig tore through a guardrail and ended up in the median.

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) hazardous materials units responded to the scene to handle a fuel spill.

Department of Transportation (DelDOT) teams diverted traffic coming out of Delaware County onto I-95 for over three hours.

Unfortunately around 2 p.m., a multi-vehicle crash blocked all lanes of southbound I-95 at Harvey Road for close to 20 minutes.

That closure, combined with the shut down of I-495, led to stacked up traffic back beyond the Commodore Barry Bridge.

Claymont firefighters responded to both wrecks, but there were no serious injuries.

Delaware State Police are investigating both crashes.

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