Tractor trailer overturns on New Jersey Turnpike

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A truck sits overturned on the New Jersey Turnpike in Newark on July 9, 2014. (Photo: PIX11)

NEW JERSEY (PIX11) — A tractor trailer overturned on the New Jersey Turnpike Wednesday morning.

The crash happened near Newark in the northbound lanes of the turnpike heading to the toll area at the Goethals Bridge, and blocked both the truck and car ramps of the turnpike.

There was no immediate word of injuries and the cause of the crash is under investigation.

A heavy duty tow truck pushed the overturned vehicle to the shoulder, and as of 6:20 a.m., traffic appeared to be flowing through at least one lane.

Drivers were backed up for at least a mile. Routes 1 and 9 are alternates for commuters headed to the Goethals Bridge.