Updated at 4:20 p.m.
SUMMIT, NJ - A tanker truck with more than 8,000 gallons of fuel on board overturned at the Broad Street / Route 24 overpass near Middle Avenue in the early morning hours of November 4.
According to the City of Summit, the Summit Fire Department is on scene, the leaking has been contained, and the Union County Bureau of Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) team is on also on scene handling the cleanup.
Broad Street, between the Route 24 overpass and Middle Avenue, was closed as was the Broad Street entrance into Summit. Morris Turnpike (Route 124) in Springfield was closed in both directions from Millburn Avenue to Mt. Ararat Road in Short Hills.
As of 3:25 p.m., Morris Turnpike has now been reopened from Millburn Avenue west toward Hobart Avenue. Eastbound lanes and the Broad Street Route 24 overpass will be reopened once the tanker has been removed and the HAZMAT cleanup is complete. Motorits are asked to please avoid the area through the evening rush hour.
No injuries have been reported.
Mutual aid was provided by Millburn Fire Department, Scotch Plains Fire Department, Springfield Fire Department, Union County Fire Department and at the scene.
City of Summit Fire Department responds to overturned tanker on Broad Street overpass at Route 24. Video courtesy the City of Summit.