ROBBINSVILLE — Commuters had two headaches to deal with during the Thursday morning commute.

A tractor trailer spilled fuel onto the eastbound lanes of Route 78 near Route 31 in Clinton after a crash in the median. The incident created a multi-mile delay for the entire morning commute, as cleanup continued after 10 a.m.

A dumpster fell off a flatbed truck on Route 195 eastbound after it hit the overpass that carries traffic between the Turnpike and Route 195, dropping its load of cardboard into the left lane. A multimile eastbound delay developed on Route 195 along with a delay on the overpass.


The New Jersey State Police said there were no serious injuries in either crash but did not immediately return a message seeking additional information.

Tractor trailer crash on I-78 east near Route 31
Tractor trailer crash on I-78 east near Route 31 (NJ DOT)

A crash on Route 1 in Edison near Route 287 late in the morning commute brought down wires and created delays in both directions approaching the area.

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