New Jersey Turnpike crash shuts down lanes into Pennsylvania

March 8, 2019

FLORENCE, N.J. (AP) — A tractor-trailer crash just before the New Jersey Turnpike connector bridge in southern Jersey has shut down the highway’s westbound lanes into Pennsylvania.

The accident happened around 6 a.m. Friday in Florence Township.

Authorities say the crash involved a tractor trailer hauling limestone. They say the driver apparently lost control and crashed through two guard rails into oncoming traffic, causing a large debris spill on the highway.

No injuries were reported. But the crash caused major travel delays in the area

The bridge connects the New Jersey and Pennsylvania turnpikes.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.