Tractor-trailer crash on NJ Turnpike near Delaware Memorial Bridge slows traffic

Traffic on the southbound side of the New Jersey Turnpike near the Delaware Memorial Bridge slowed to a crawl on Thursday morning after a tractor-trailer reportedly crashed into a construction zone. 

The crash happened near Exit 1 approaching the Delaware Memorial Bridge just before 6 a.m. A FedEx tractor-trailer pulling two boxes was seen jackknifed on the grassy shoulder of the highway.

A tractor-trailer crash on the NJ Turnpike near the Delaware Memorial Bridge brought traffic to a standstill.

No injuries were immediately reported. A hazmat team was called to clean up diesel fuel that had leaked from the truck. 

Traffic that stretched for miles beyond Exit 2 trickled by the crash site through open lanes. The backup was alleviated around 8 a.m. as crews remained on scene to dislodge the stuck truck.

FOX 29's Bob Kelly said anyone heading towards the Delaware Memorial Bridge should reroute to I-295 to the cleanup efforts.



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