Afternoon Turnpike Crash Snarls Traffic
One person was transported to the hospital with a head injury, police said.
A lane was temporarily blocked on the New Jersey Turnpike southbound, north of Exit 8A, after a crash leaving one person seriously injured, according to state police.
Police said it is not known how many cars were involved, and one person was transported to the hospital with a head injury. One other person had minor injuries.
A five-mile backup remained in the southbound lanes around 2:10 p.m., according to the state Department of Transportation.
The scene was being cleared around 1:20 p.m. and all lanes had reopened, police said. The crash remains under investigation.
This article will be updated as more information is available.