Truck overturns, spills newspapers next to roadway

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Posted: Dec 04, 2014 12:36 PM

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. (AP) — A tractor-trailer carrying 19,000 copies of advanced sections for Sunday's New York Times overturned on a highway ramp outside Philadelphia, littering the side of the road with bundles of Arts & Leisure, Travel and Book Review.

A Times spokeswoman says the driver sustained minor injuries in the crash around 5:30 a.m. Thursday on a ramp connecting Interstate 76 to Route 202 in King of Prussia. They're awaiting toxicology test results.

Eileen Murphy, the Times' vice president for corporate communication, says the 18-wheeler was en route to drop off sections printed in New York for home delivery subscribers in the Philadelphia area. She says the newspaper sections will be replaced and delivered.

Police say the ramp was blocked for several hours while crews cleaned up the mess.