New Jersey

Tractor Trailer Accident, Fuel Spill Snarls NJ Traffic On Busy Travel Day

287 Crash NJ

What to Know

  • Those hoping to get a head start in to holiday travel are in for a rough morning after two tractor trailers went across a guardrail in NJ
  • The early morning incident has snarled I-287 traffic in the Boonton, Morris County, area
  • No injuries were reported, according to state police

Those hoping to get a head start in to their holiday travel are in for a rough morning after two tractor trailers went across a guardrail on a heavily-used highway in northern New Jersey Wednesday morning.

The early morning incident, which occurred before 8 a.m., has snarled traffic in the Boonton, Morris County, area -- after momentary I-287 lane closures in both directions due to the incident.

According to New Jersey State Police, the tractor trailers crashed into each other which also caused a fuel and oil spill.

Police say that a hazmat team was also called to the scene.

Although the incident caused delays for hours, by around 12:30 p.m. all I-287 northbound lanes reopened. All but one southbound lane have reopened as crews work on repairing the guard rail.

No injuries were reported, according to state police.

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