The New Jersey Turnpike was shut down for south bound lanes after a truck accident in which a tanker overturned, according to sources. The backups on Interstate 295 stretched into the afternoon. The tanker truck was carrying butane, and the driver was airlifted to Cooper University Hospital in Camden and is listed in stable condition. He was trapped in the cab of the truck for 25 minutes as rescuers fought to free him.
Another tanker was called to the scene to unload the remaining butane in the overturned truck. The butane is odorless, making cleanup difficult for officials. The accident is still under investigation. Details about the cause are conflicting and sketchy, according to sources.
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