NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — A tractor-trailer toppled over early this morning in New Brunswick, closing a portion of Route 1 for several hours, according to city police.

The incident occurred around 3 a.m. today, April 12, as the truck attempted to travel on the ramp from the northbound side of Route 18 to Route 1 south, New Brunswick Police Capt. J.T. Miller told TAPinto New Brunswick. The vehicle spilled debris onto the highway when it tipped, blocking two lanes of traffic on Route 1 south.

As a result of the crash, the driver of the tractor-trailer sustained “minor injuries,” Miller said. That individual refused medical treatment at the scene.

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Emergency responders diverted traffic on Route 1 south to Route 18 for nearly three hours, Miller said.

The ramp was also reopened prior to rush hour.