MALBORO, New Jersey— Two tanker trucks collided on Route 9 early Friday morning near Newman Springs Road, prompting up to 3,000-gallons of fuel to spill out onto the roadway.
Marlboro Police say the cause is still under investigation, but they believe one truck may have rear-ended the other.
"We know one of the drivers was transported to the hospital with minor injuries," said Marlboro Police Captain Fred Reck.
The incident happened on U.S. 9 near County Rd 520 just after 10 a.m. Friday.
Cellphone video obtained by PIX11's Greg Mocker showed the active gas leak from a ruptured tank on one of the trucks.
Police are conducting evacuations near the surrounding area.
As a precaution, several strip malls and surrounding businesses evacuated, including a daycare.
Route 9 remains closed at this hour from Texas Road to Union Hill Road.
"We just encourage all of our residents to stay away," said Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden.AlertMe