HANOVER  — A crash involving several vehicles including a pickup truck — which got hung up on a jersey barrier — was one of three crashes that caused big delays on Thursday.

A crash involving four vehicles during the morning commute closed lanes on both sides of  Route 287 near Route 24 in Hanover around 7:45 a.m., according to State Police spokesman Trooper Alejandro Goez.

Route 31 (Brian McCarthy)
Route 31 (Brian McCarthy)

Goez said no one was injured in the crash, which remains under investigation as to  what led to incident.

A utility pole was brought down at its base by a crash on Route 31 at Upper Ferry Road and Ewingville Road.

Ewing Police said a 19-year-old TCNJ student said he looked away from the road for a moment and found himself off the road and into the utility pole. He was charged with careless driving, according to police.

The crash also brought down power and telephone line on both sides of the road, according to PSE&G. All lanes were closed by the incident.

Crews from both PSE&G and Verizon were working to make repairs mid-day, which could take until late afternoon or early evening, according to PSE&G.

Also mid-day, an overturned tractor trailer on the New Jersey Turnpike outside entry to Interchange 13 for Route 278 and the Goethals Bridge in Linden had blocked five toll lanes just after noon.

State Police spokesman Trooper Alejandro Goez said the tractor trailer was carrying a load of textiles that did not come off the truck. The driver was not injured and no other vehicles were involved, according to Goez.

The truck was removed from the highway just before 2 p.m.

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

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