It’s Messy Out There: Spilled Syrup, 3 Truck Crashes Causing NJ Delays
TRENTON — Three separate truck crashes are causing delays near the New Jersey Turnpike.
South Brunswick Police said a tractor trailer's 40,000 pound load of syrup shifted and caused it to jackknife around 10:30 a.m. on Route 32 at Cranbury-South River Road near Exit 8A. Two westbound lanes were blocked on Route 32 heading towards Route 130 as the Middlesex County hazardous materials crews cleaned the syrup and fuel from the truck's ruptured fuel tank.
There is no turn available from Cranbury-South River Road onto Route 32.
Police said the driver of the tractor trailer, Benedict Saint-Louis, 40, of Rahway, was not hurt.
A second crash overturned on the ramp from the New Jersey Turnpike to Exit 8A, according to police.
Route 130 southbound was closed in Florence because of a tractor trailer that overturned under the Turnpike Extension overpass. Nothing was spilled and the road was reopened around 12:30 p.m.
Traffic exiting from the Turnpike was forced to go northbound on Route 130 during the closure.
Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com.
VIDEO - Tractor trailer with 40,000 pounds of syrup has split. Crash is on Rt 32 near NJ Turnpike Exit 8A. Two lanes blocked. pic.twitter.com/sPJ2hMjpiJ
— So Brunswick PD (@SoBrunswickPD) December 20, 2016