HAMILTON (Atlantic) — An overturned tractor trailer closed the Atlantic City Expressway on Sunday afternoon for clean up of several thousand gallons of gasoline

(Brenden Shur)

New Jersey State Police said eastbound traffic was being diverted off at Exit 28 for Route 54 in Hammonton for most of the afternoon. for clean up of the overturn by a hazardous materials team.

Brenden Shur tweeted that he could smell gasoline. Department of Environmental Protection spokesman Bob Considine said that DEP’s Bureau of Emergency Response is on scene in support of incident command. "The spill will not impact any water body. There are no homes or residence in an area of concern. The State Forest Fire Service is on scene to provide support the incident commander," Considine said.

"The responsible party has two contractors on-site who are setting up to offload the tanker and to recover the product. Vineland Hazmat is also assisting in those cleanup efforts, which should carry out throughout the evening," Considine said.

Considine said it won't be known for sure how many gallons was spilled until the offloading is complete.

There were no serious injuries, according to police.

The overturn took place in front of the Farley Service Area which remained accessible for westbound travelers.

Detoured drivers can take Route 54 south to Route 322 (Black Horse Pike) east to Route 50 north and re-enter the Expressway. Route 50 is an EZ Pass only exit.

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com.

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