NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The New Jersey Turnpike reopened in both directions Wednesday night following a fiery accident that killed one person in Mercer County, according to the Turnpike Authority.
The southbound lanes of the Turnpike were closed between exits 9 and 7. Exit 9 is New Brunswick and Exit 7 is Bordentown/Trenton.READ MORE: Ben Roethlisberger Announces Retirement After 18 Seasons With Steelers
The northbound had been closed between exits 4 and 8. Exit 4 is Camden and Exit 8 is Hightstown. Those lanes reopened at about 3:30 p.m.
More than 30 miles of highway were closed for much of Wednesday afternoon, causing gridlock across the state.
A dump truck overturned and burst into flames in Washington Township near Interchange 7A, killing the driver, State Police Sgt. Adam Grossman said. His name has not been released.READ MORE: Child Hospitalized After Being Struck By Vehicle In Brooklyn
Drivers were being diverted off the Turnpike on to Route 73 or I-295.
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New Jersey Turnpike Authority spokesman Tom Feeney told WCBS 880 that engineers were evaluating the condition of the damaged overpass.MORE NEWS: Remembering Officer Rivera: Wake Today For 22-Year-Old Killed In Line Of Duty In Harlem
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