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Crash between train, cement truck snarls traffic in Middletown. Where to avoid this morning

By Damon C. Williams, Bucks County Courier Times,


An early-morning accident has snarled traffic, caused the suspension of a SEPTA regional line and impacted the morning school routine of the Neshaminy School District.

What to know about the accident and how it may impact your commute.

Accident at Big Oak Road and Township Line Road

According to the Middletown Police Department, at about 5:30 a.m., a CSX train struck a cement truck at the Big Oak train crossing at Township Line Road.

Middletown police said as of right now, there doesn't appear to be any injuries, but advise drivers to avoid the area.

Officials also said there is not hazmat-related incident, although there was a small amount of diesel fuel, and a larger amount of gypsum along the tracks where the crash occurred.

It was stressed that this posed no hazard to the public.

CSX, SEPTA, and Middletown public works crews are on scene now evaluating and beginning the clean up to get the crossing back open. This is likely to last well into this afternoon or early evening.

Accident impacts Neshaminy School District, SEPTA

The Neshaminy School District issued an alert on X, the social media platform formally known as Twitter, to inform parents and requesting they check their e-mail for further information:

District officials provided more information on this morning's delays on the Neshaminy School District's website .

"Based on fire department activity in the area of Big Oak Road in Middletown Township, several streets in the area are impassable," read a portion of the advisory. "Our reports note that the area between Hickory Lane and Cornerstone Drive, Township Line Road and Flint Road are blocked.

"There is currently no access to Harpers Cross, and we anticipate additional delays in the area. We ask for your patience as we attempt to complete our bus run in that area as soon as possible."

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SEPTA, in its own alert on X, advised passengers that inbound service to Center City is suspended until further notice due to police activity near Woodbourne Station.

Outbound train #302 will terminate service at Neshaminy Station:

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