Traffic alert: Tanker truck crash shuts Route 18, NJ Turnpike...

Traffic alert: Tanker truck crash shuts Route 18, NJ Turnpike interchange

Route 18 and the New Jersey Turnpike interchange in East Brunswick have been closed to all traffic Tuesday after a tanker truck carrying hazardous material overturned on the on-ramp, officials said. The tractor-trailer overturned around 11:15 a.m. while attempting to navigate the ramp from Route 18 south to the Turnpike, according to East Brunswick police.

01 Mayıs 2018 - 20:42

Route 18 and the New Jersey Turnpike interchange in East Brunswick have been closed to all traffic Tuesday after a tanker truck carrying hazardous material overturned on the on-ramp, officials said.

The tractor-trailer overturned around 11:15 a.m. while attempting to navigate the ramp from Route 18 south to the Turnpike, according to East Brunswick police. 

Exit 9 is expected to be closed for a couple more hours, the New Jersey Turnpike said in a tweet at around 12:30 p.m. As of 1 p.m., Route 18 is also still shut down between Route 1 in New Brunswick and Tices Lane in East Brunswick, the state Department of Transportation said. 

The tanker was carrying, isopropylbenzene, a flammable colorless liquid made of crude oil and refined fuels, State Police said. A "small" spill has been contained and a Middlesex County Hazmat team is working to clean it up as crews attempt to upright the tanker and remove it.  

The driver of the tanker was treated for minor injuries, according to State Police. No other vehicles were involved. 

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