WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Traffic on the westbound lanes of the Massachusetts Turnpike in West Springfield was backed up due to a tractor trailer accident Thursday morning.

Traffic could be seen from the 22News Chicopee live camera backed up into Chicopee around 11:00 a.m. Our 22News crew could see a tractor trailer that went through a guard rail on the breakdown lane and into a wooded area. Traffic has returned to normal as of 3:00 p.m.

Construction also began this week in the area to repair the bridge over the Connecticut River. The construction is expected to continue through the end of June.