WOOLWICH TWP., N.J. (CBS) – Officials say two people are dead after an accident on the New Jersey Turnpike Monday evening.

At least two vehicles were involved, officials say, and one of them caught fire.

This happened just before 5:30 p.m. in Woolwich Township, Gloucester County.

Traffic in both directions was heavily backed up.

All southbound lanes were closed as a result and reopened shortly after 10 p.m.