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Hazmat scare closes NJ highway

April 9, 2011 8:24:39 PM PDT
A hazmat scare forced the closure of a busy highway in New Jersey Saturday night.

A tanker truck overturned along Route 440 in Woodbridge around 6:30 p.m.

Police say the tanker collided with a car and rolled into the median.

The truck was carrying 8,500 gallons of gasoline and began leaking.

Traffic remained shut down in both directions along Route 440 Saturday night.

Crews were working to clean up the spill and remove the tanker.

The truck's driver is hospitalized.

The other driver was not hurt.

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