Traffic toward Goethals Bridge blocked after New Jersey Turnpike accident

goethals.pngThis picture from Google Maps shows trade (in red) corroborated adult on a New Jersey-bound side of a Staten Island Expressway as good as on a West Shore Expressway headed toward a Outerbridge Crossing. 

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A lorry glow on a New Jersey Turnpike continues to wreak massacre on Staten Island trade Tuesday afternoon.

The Staten Island Expressway has been blocked to trade headed toward the Goethals Bridge, nearby a separate with a West Shore Expressway, as officials try to branch a upsurge of cars in a instruction of a turnpike, according to WCBS880.com

All trade is being destined to a West Shore, that is heavily undiluted as well. The website estimates delays of some-more than an hour for expressway drivers.

The Goethals Bridge stays open, though contingency be accessed around internal roads, according to a Port Authority spokesman.

News helicopters are hovering over a expressway.

Inspectors remain on a stage of a lorry accident, that close down a turnpike in both directions nearby exit 13 in Linden, N.J.

State Police Capt. Stephen Jones told a Associated Press a glow lighted after a dump lorry struck a Wood Avenue overpass around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Jones says a abandon might have compromised gas and energy lines that run underneath a overpass as good as a structure itself.

The glow has been extinguished, according to NJ.com, though reserve conditions still have many lanes sealed on a turnpike. 

Turnpike Authority orator Tom Fenney says inspectors will establish either a overpass is structurally safe.

Northbound lorry lanes reopened around 1 p.m., but southbound lanes are approaching to be sealed by a dusk commute, according to ABC Eyewitness News.

Shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday, a New Jersey Turnpike’s media family bureau tweeted that energy lines using underneath a overpass had been deactivated, though that they still indispensable to be private before a turnpike could be entirely reopened.

The group approaching that some lanes would sojourn sealed until midnight.