Traffic alert: Route 18 reopened after tanker lorry crash

Update: All Route 18 lanes in both directions were reopened, according to East Brunswick police. 

Route 18 and a New Jersey Turnpike rotate in East Brunswick have been sealed to all trade Tuesday after a tanker lorry carrying dangerous element overturned on a on-ramp, officials said.

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

Exit 9 is approaching to be sealed for a integrate some-more hours, a New Jersey Turnpike pronounced in a chatter during around 12:30 p.m. As of 1 p.m., Route 18 is also still close 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 incendiary drab glass done of wanton oil and polished fuels, State Police said. A “small” brief has been contained and a Middlesex County Hazmat group is operative to purify it adult as crews try to honest a tanker and mislay it.  

The motorist of a tanker was treated for teenager injuries, according to State Police. No other vehicles were involved. 

Major trade delays were reported in both directions of Route 18 after a lanes were closed, according to 511nj.org, a state dialect of transportation’s trade website.

State Police are heading a investigation, with assistance from East Brunswick police. 

Jeff Goldman might be reached at jeff_goldman@njadvancemedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @JeffSGoldman. Find NJ.com on Facebook.

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