Traffic in both directions had been diverted following the crash, which occurred just before 10 a.m. Wednesday in Washington Township. Authorities say a dump truck overturned and burst into flames near Interchange 7A, killing the driver.
He was believed to be a 49-year-old man from Belleville, but his name has not been released.
State police reopened northbound lanes late in the afternoon.
The southbound turnpike traffic remained closed until after 6:00 p.m.
Interstate 195 was shuttered in both directions after the crash because the truck struck the Interstate 195 overpass. Westbound traffic on I-195 was still being diverted at Exit 7 Wednesday night, but eastbound lanes were open.
Officials say morning commutes on I-195 toward Trenton are expected to be "very difficult" and motorists should expect delays and seek alternate routes.
Overpass traffic will use a new overpass currently under construction when it is completed.
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