The Outerbridge Crossing was closed during the Wednesday morning commute for a crash involving a tractor trailer.

Port Authority Police told New Jersey Fast Traffic the crash involved a New York bound tractor trailer crossing over onto the opposite lanes of traffic and hitting several vehicles on the New Jersey side of the bridge in Perth Amboy around 8 a.m.

All lanes were initially reopened to be opened around 10:30 a.m. in a tweet from the Port Authority but were not full opened in both directions until around 11 a.m., according to Port Authority spokeswoman Lenis Rodrigues.

Rodrigues said seven vehicles were involved in the crash with two people treated for injuries at a hospital. There was no structural damage except to the concrete barrier, according to Rodrigues.

The closure of the bridge caused delays on northbound Route 440 that started at the Garden State Parkway and on the Staten Island side.

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at or via Twitter @DanAlexanderNJ

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