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Overturned Tanker Closes New Jersey Turnpike

NJTP Tanker Accident

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SALEM COUNTY, N.J. (CBS) – A tanker has overturned closing the southbound lanes of the New Jersey Turnpike in Salem County.

Authorities say the accident happened at about 2 p.m. in the southbound lanes between Route 40 and Interstate 295. Another tanker truck arrived on scene to offload the overturned tanker.

Drivers are urged to avoid the area and use alternate routes.

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No serious injuries were reported.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.