Oil tanker overturns on NJ Turnpike, flaming truck shuts down traffic

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NEW JERSEY — A flaming overturned oil tanker is blocking traffic on the New Jersey Turnpike.

No injuries have been reported, New Jersey State Police said.

All northbound lanes were initially shut down. Around 1:40 p.m., the left two lanes of the inner roadway and the right two lanes of outer roadway were reopened.

The truck overturned near Chesterfield Township around 12:15 p.m. It is not yet clear what caused the accident.

Thick, black smoke billowed into the air from the truck, video from the scene showed. The truck also appears to have destroyed a large portion of the median on the road.

The fire appeared to be out as of 1:30 p.m., social media pictures of the scene showed.

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