Slow ‘n sticky: Route 295 closed by an overturned load of orange juice
BELLMAWR — South Jersey commuters had a sticky start to their morning commute on Thursday.
State Police said a truck carrying containers of orange juice overturned overnight, spilling its load all over the northbound lanes of Route 295 at the 42 Freeway in Bellmawr, shutting down the highway for cleanup and investigation.The truck also leaked diesel fuel onto the road.
The driver of the truck suffered minor injuries, according to police, who said the truck was the only vehicle involved in the crash. An investigation is ongoing into what caused the truck to tip.
Route 42 North and Route 55 were also delayed heading north, approaching Route 295, because of a motorcycle crash.
State Police hoped the mess would be cleaned up by 7 a.m.
Traffic was being forced onto the northbound 42 Freeway. Drivers can exit at Market Street and head south on 42 to resume the trip north on Route 295.
Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com.
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