Oil tanker crash snarls traffic on New Jersey Turnpike
Published 4:01 pm, Sunday, August 13, 2017
CHESTERFIELD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A fiery crash involving an overturned oil tanker has snarled traffic on the New Jersey Turnpike.
The accident occurred shortly before noon Sunday near milepost 56.9 in Chesterfield Township. The tanker driver was able to get out of the vehicle unharmed, and authorities say no crash-related injuries were reported.
State police say all northbound on the stretch of the highway were shut down after the crash for about two hours, causing some extensive travel delays.
But several lanes had reopened by 2 p.m., while the cleanup was ongoing, and conditions were improving as the day progressed.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.