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Flipped over tractor-trailer crash causes fuel leak, slowed traffic on I-80 in Warren County

ALLAMUCHY TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – An overturned tractor-trailer with a fuel leak closed two westbound lanes of Interstate 80 in Warren County Sunday afternoon.

The crash happened at around 12:00 p.m. on Interstate 80 westbound in the area of mile marker 19, according to a post on the Allamuchy Fire Department’s Facebook page.

Upon arrival of first responders, the driver was out of the cab and there was a ruptured fuel tank with an active leak on the highway and the Warren County Hazmat Team was requested to the scene, authorities said.

The Hope Township Fire Department was requested for a tanker to respond to the scene as a precaution due to the large diesel spill on the roadway, the post said.

Crews began investigating the trailer and its contents to ensure there was no active fire inside the trailer, authorities said.

The Hazmat team siphoned the remaining contents into containers to contain the leak and isolate the remaining fuel, the post said.

Crews cleared the scene at around 2:15 p.m., authorities said.

Tow trucks remain on scene along with NJDOT and New Jersey State Police to clean up the roadway and to remove the vehicle.

The cause of the crash could not immediately be learned.

Jay Edwards

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