LUDLOW, Mass. (WWLP) – Drivers can expect long traffic delays on the Mass Pike westbound between Palmer and Ludlow, due to a tractor trailer crash.

According to Massachusetts State Police Media Relations, the Pike had been closed on the westbound side at the 57.8 mile marker, because of a truck rollover and the spill of wood debris.

A photo sent to 22News through our Report It feature showed the truck lying across both westbound lanes and lumber spilled across the roadway just prior to the toll gantry in Ludlow.

Traffic was at a standstill for more than an hour from Ludlow through Wilbraham and Palmer, and westbound drivers were being diverted off the highway at Exit 8. State police have since opened the breakdown lane, but traffic remains heavily backed up through the area, and it may be several hours before all lanes are re-opened.

MAP: Mass Pike Live Traffic Map

The speed limit on the Massachusetts Turnpike from the New York state line to Exit 11A in Westborough was reduced to 40 miles per hour due to wintry weather conditions but has been lifted as of 11:00 a.m.

VIDEO: Backup on the Mass Pike in Wilbraham due to truck rollover crash

PHOTOS: Mass Pike rollover

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