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Lehigh Tunnel southbound reopened to traffic

Officials say Lehigh Tunnel southbound is now reopened to traffic.

The lanes were closed Tuesday morning due to maintenance and traffic was bi-directional in the northbound tunnel. 

As of 1:15 p.m., officials said the maintenance was complete and both tunnels are now in full operation. 

This maintenance check comes after a tractor-trailer driver was killed when a piece of metal fell from the ceiling of the tunnel as he was driving through and hit him in the head.

The National Transportation Safety Board has been investigating and is expected to finish Wednesday.

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