What to Know
- An accident and fuel spill involving two tanker trucks on Route 9 took place in New Jersey Friday morning
- The accident prompted the closure of the major throughway in both directions in Marlboro Township
- Images from the scene showed tanker in an intersection with what appears a spill around it. Crews on scene appeared to be cleaning the spill
An accident and fuel spill involving at two tanker trucks on Route 9 in New Jersey Friday morning closed the major throughway in both directions in Marlboro Township all day Friday.
The crash ocurred shortly before 10 a.m. New Jersey State Police said Marlboro cops responded to the scene. OCM officials described the incident as a hazmat situation.
Route 9 was closed in both directions at South of CR 520/Robertsville Rd in Marlboro Township all day before finally reopening at around 9:30 p.m.
Officials say roughly 3,000 gallons of fuel leaked onto the roadways, spurring road closures and major traffic delays in the area.
Some local businesses and shopping malls near the crash scene were evacuated as a precaution.
Authorities say one driver suffered minor undisclosed injuries and was being treated at a hospital. But further details were not disclosed.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.