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Crashes Leave Stopped Traffic Along Route 42 Freeway in New Jersey

2 separate wrecks slowed traffic for hours Tuesday morning

A pair of crashes caused traffic troubles on one of South Jersey’s busiest roads for hours Tuesday morning.

The initial three-vehicle wreck along Route 42 (North-South Freeway) northbound near mile-marker 8 around 1:30 a.m. left all northbound lanes closed, New Jersey State Police said.

While diverting traffic at College Drive, a tractor-trailer overturned, causing a slow down on the ramp as crews worked the upright the vehicle and clean up a fuel leak.

By 6 a.m., it was all brake lights approaching the scene.

At least two people were hurt.

It took until almost 8 a.m. to finally get traffic heading toward Philadelphia moving again.

No word on what caused the initial wreck.

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