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I-295 in NJ Clears After Truck Crash Blocked Lanes for Hours

The wreck closed I-295 southbound in Oldmans Township Monday morning

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A crashed tractor-trailer blocked all lanes on busy Interstate 295 for hours Monday morning.

The truck crashed around 6:45 a.m. in the southbound lanes of I-295 near Exit 7 in Oldmans Township, Salem County, according to NJ DOT.

As SkyForce10 hovered overhead more than an hour later, emergency responders could be seen surrounding the badly damaged truck cab and trailer. They could then be seen rescuing someone from the wreckage. No official word yet on the extent of injuries.

Traffic could be seen backing up behind the wreck.

Drivers who could avoid getting onto I-295 were urged to use the New Jersey Turnpike or U.S. Route 130 as alternate routes, said NBC10 First Alert Traffic reporter Sheila Watko.

Drivers could use those roads to access the Delaware Memorial Bridge and other points south toward Delaware.

As of 10 a.m., the right lane remained blocked. A little more than an hour later, traffic was moving normally again.

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