Tractor-trailer crash Route 30

An eastbound Route 30 off-ramp has reopened after a tractor-trailer carrying chickens overturned late this morning.

The tractor-trailer flipped on its side in the East Lampeter Township crash around 10:15 a.m., according to Lancaster County-Wide Communications. 

Eastbound Route 30 was closed before the exit to Lincoln Highway East, according to a communications supervisor. Traffic was being directed to the Lincoln Highway/Route 462 exit. 

The road reopened around 5 p.m.

The driver was potentially driving too fast for the curve, causing the truck to flip, according to East Lampeter Township police Lt. James Shank. The driver was not injured.

Live chickens were reported on the highway, Parsons said.

Emergency crews including a hazmat team responded to the scene to clean up the crash. Officials on scene said they first have to gather up the chickens and then upright the truck.

Maps indicated bumper-to-bumper traffic in the area.