New Jersey

2 Tractor-Trailer Accidents Within 2 Hours Smother New Jersey Turnpike Traffic

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South Brunswick Police Department

A second tractor-trailer overturned near the same New Jersey Turnpike off-ramp where a tractor-trailer carrying 40,000 pounds of syrup jackknifed less than two hours earlier, causing major delays in the area, police say. 

South Brunswick police said the truck carrying syrup split near exit 8A on the highway around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, blocking two lanes on Route 32. The fuel tank ruptured and police said the cleanup was expected to take several hours.

About 90 minutes later, another tractor-trailer flipped in the area.

Police urged motorists to avoid the scene.

The driver of the first tractor-trailer wasn't hurt; there was no immediate word on the condition of the driver of the second vehicle. 

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