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.
UPDATE : RT 18 SOUTHBOUND NOW CLOSED AT RT 1 AND RT 18 NORTHBOUND TO BE CLOSED AT TICES LN DUE TO ACCIDENT https://t.co/sliog3cAO7
— East Brunswick PD (@EBpolicedept) May 1, 2018
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.
TRAFFIC ALERT – PHOTOS: The exit during NJTPK Interchange 9 is sealed until serve notice due to an overturned tanker. Access to a Turnpike from Route 18 south is also blocked. pic.twitter.com/URhT85PDPO
— The Lakewood Scoop (@LakewoodScoop) May 1, 2018