Multiple NJ traffic troubles slow morning commute
TRENTON — Four traffic troubles greeted commuters on Wednesday morning.
A truck that spilled a load of lumber on the New Jersey Turnpike around 5 a.m. in the northbound truck lanes north of exit 8A in South Brunswick closed lanes on both the inner and outer sides of the road, according to the New Jersey State Police spokesman Trooper Gene Hong.
Hong said the trailer and cab became separated causing the cab to go into the woods while the trailer went into the left lane and spilled its load.
The driver of the truck was hospitalized for minor injuries at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.
The incident was cleaned up by 7 a.m.and all lanes reopened.
Emergency road work on expansion joints on inbound George Washington Bridge set up after 4 a.m. closed down two left lanes on the upper level. The closures created a delay back to the New Jersey Turnpike. NJ Transit buses will also likely be delayed heading into Manhattan.
All lanes were reopened by 7:30 a.m.after all traffic was stopped for an inspection of the work.
The Port Authority has not yet returned a message seeking further information on the work.
An early morning crash closed Routes 1 and 9 southbound in Rahway between Lawrence Street and Hazelwood Avenue creating delays.
The ramp from Route 1 southbound to Route 18 north was shut because of a transformer that came down onto the ramp after a crash around 1 a.m. Wednesday.
NJ Transit rails riders were not spared delays on Wednesday. A signal problem in Peapack led to 15 minute delays on the Morris & Essex Gladstone Line between Gladstone and Summit.