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I-95 moving after crash snarls morning commute

Wednesday, January 11, 2012
New Jersey Turnpike tractor-trailer crash

A tractor-trailer carrying coffee beans overturned and caught fire on the New Jersey Turnpike early Wednesday.

A tractor-trailer carrying coffee beans overturned and caught fire on the New Jersey Turnpike early Wednesday.

The accident happened around 5:15 a.m. in the northbound express lanes at the interchange with Route 80. The crash created heavy delays in getting to the George Washington Bridge.

Two minor injuries were reported.

All traffic was diverted to the local lanes and the lower level of the bridge, where another accident was reported around 6:30 a.m. The truck was moved off the road and the lanes reopened around 7:15 a.m., but major delays plagued the morning commute.

The pair of accidents created a 1-2 punch that backed up traffic for miles.

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