CBS2 Traffic Report- NJT 6.5 Mile Delay

NEW JERSEY      A portion of the northbound truck lanes of the New Jersey Turnpike was closed at the start of the Tuesday morning commute because of a “serious crash” while a second crash created big delays in the inner lanes near Route 18.

The road was closed early in the commute between Exit 6 for the Pennsylvania Turnpike and Exit 8 for Route 33, with all traffic forced to the inner lanes. The outer lanes were still closed as of 6:45 a.m., creating a multi-mile delay.

Video footage by CBS 2 New York showed a section of guardrail between the inner and outer lanes as having been removed.

State Police at the Cranbury station described the overnight crash as “serious,” involving at least one tractor-trailer. There was at least one fatality, according to a tweet by State Police.

A later crash in the inner lanes approaching exit 9 for Route 18 involved a car that rear-ended a tractor trailer and a possible fire creating another multi-mile delay.

There was also a crash on the Turnpike north of Exit 5, involving a vehicle that went off the road but was pushed off to the shoulder (NJ 101.5)

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