TEANECK, N.J.— An overturned tractor-trailer on the New Jersey Turnpike has caused northbound lanes to close in the area, according to local police.
A crash involving the truck and three other vehicles near exit 70 at Degraw Avenue, bordering Teaneck and Ridgefield Park, caused the tractor-trailer to overturn and catch fire, police said around 5:15 a.m.
The truck driver was uninjured, officials at the scene said.
The truck fire was out by 6:15 a.m., but it appeared charred and was blocking all lanes, Air11 showed.
At one point traffic appeared backup for some 3 miles. By 7:15 a.m., lanes remained closed but traffic had started to clear.