UPDATE: The roadway has since reopened

A jackknifed tractor trailer on the New Jersey Turnpike closed the northbound truck lanes at the start of the Thursday morning commute.

The truck was blocking all three lanes just before exit No. 8 for Route 33 in East Windsor. A DOT camera showed police on the scene and other cars stopped behind it.

As of 6:30 a.m., the roadway remained closed. As of about 6:45 a.m., one lane was reopened. The roadway had reopened entirely by 8 a.m.

The jackknife was caused by a pickup truck that was having trouble with the small trailer it was pulling, State Police said. The trailer hit the tractor trailer, causing it to jackknife.

The driver of the pickup had minor scrapes from broken glass, police said.

The jackknife caused a small pinhole lead in the tractor trailer’s fuel tank, causing diesel fuel to leak onto the roadway.


New Jersey State Police said the incident involved two trucks with some minor injuries.

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