Crash Closes NJ Turnpike for 3 Hours - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Crash Closes NJ Turnpike for 3 Hours

Five-car wreck closes southbound lanes in Gloucester County

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    Crash Closes NJ Turnpike for 3 Hours
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    April 2, 2012: A five-car accident shut down the southbound lanes of the New Jersey Turnpike near Exit 3.

    A traffic mess greeted drivers on the New Jersey Turnpike Monday afternoon.

    All southbound lanes were closed near mile-marker 21 in Deptford (just south of Exit 3 - Route 168) for a multi-vehicle crash around 12:30 p.m., according to county authorities.

    Three people were taken to Cooper Hospital with injuries, according to authorities.

    The crash involved three cars and two tractor-trailers and backed traffic up for more than three miles, authorities said.

    Crews worked quickly to clean a diesel spill on the roadway.

    By 3:20 p.m. all lanes were reopened and traffic began to move again.


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