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Amber Alert

Friday, January 18, 2008

Overturned tractor-trailer ties up Wall Township

An overturned tractor-trailer off I-195 and Route 138 in Wall Township is trying up rush-hour traffic and creating delays, according to the state Department of Transportation. Two hours after the 2:20 p.m. mishap, motorists were still being warned that it may take hours for authorities to clean-up the area. The truck was moving east in the area where Route 195 extends into Route 138 when it flipped on an off-ramp leading to Route 18.

Police have closed the off-ramp linking Route 138 East to Route 18 North as well as the on-ramp linking Route 18 South to Route 138 East.

"There is definitely some delay to be expected in the eastbound lanes because the clean-up is expected to last another two to three hours," said DOT spokesman Tim Greeley.

State Police and emergency workers responded to the scene. It was not yet known whether anyone was injured in the accident.Source