Truck jackknifes Friday afternoon; Route 183 now reopened

Published: Dec 24 2013 10:50:56 AM EST   Updated On: Oct 12 2013 05:25:35 AM EDT
Jackknifed tractor trailer on 183
JEFFERSON TWP., Pa. -

A jackknifed tractor trailer forced the closure of Route 183 in Berks County.

The mishap was reported shortly before noon Friday in the area of Route 183, also designated as Bernville Road, in the area of New Schaefferstown Road in Jefferson Township.

The trucker was approaching the intersection when he stepped on the brakes and lost control of the rig, causing the flatbed tractor trailer to jackknife and become wedged between both sides of a bridge.

Route 183 has reopened in both directions between New Schaefferstown and Henne roads.

No one was injured.