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Major NJ highway shut down after tanker crash, fuel spill

February 22, 2019

MARLBORO, N.J. (AP) — A stretch of a major highway in central New Jersey remains shut down hours after a crash involving two tanker trucks.

The crash in Marlboro occurred shortly before 10 a.m. Friday at the intersection of Routes 9 and 520.

Officials say the crash spilled about 3,000 gallons of fuel. The crash and subsequent cleanup prompted road closures and major traffic delays in the area.

Some local businesses and shopping malls near the crash scene were evacuated as a precaution.

Authorities say one driver suffered minor undisclosed injuries and was being treated at a hospital.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.