PATERSON, NJ – A jackknifed tractor-trailer was blocking two lanes on Interstate 80 in Paterson on Thursday afternoon, according to 511 New Jersey.
The accident happened in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 80 near Exit 58 for Madison Avenue at about 1:10 p.m.
Two lanes were closed for over an hour and a half. A hazmat team was called to address a fuel spill at the scene.
It is unclear whether any other vehicles were involved in the accident or if anyone suffered injuries.
We will update this story should more information become available.
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