EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - An accident closed several lanes of Route 17 North and South in East Rutherford near Liberty Commons Shopping Center Friday.

According to 511NJ, "As of 1:00pm, there's a Crash and a Fuel spill on NJ 17 southbound South of East Union Av in East Rutherford. All lanes closed and detoured northbound 2 lanes closed, 10-15 minute delay."

The New Jersey DOT issued a statement "Route 17, both directions, left and center lanes closed, North of Highland Cross, Rutherford due to crash and fuel spill. Use caution, slow down and expect delays."

Sign Up for Passaic Valley Newsletter
Our newsletter delivers the local news that you can trust.

A photo from Nutley resident Kristin Alana, who was caught in the traffic delay for 40 minutes, shows a PSEG vehicle perched on the Jersey barrier that separates north and southbound lanes.

The traffic accident on Route 17 was eventually cleared.  The accident involved a tow truck towing a PSEG truck hit the NJ Transit tressel, according to East Rutherford Police.  Engineers are on scene checking the tressel for damage at this time.