Tanker truck crash, fuel spill shuts down Route 9 in New Jersey

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.

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