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Released: 2/23/2015 

Overturned Tanker on Betsy Ross Bridge Ramp

At approximately 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, a tanker truck heading eastbound on Route 90 overturned while exiting the Route 130 Cinnaminson/Camden ramp in Pennsauken, Township.

 

The incident took place one mile east of the Betsy Ross Bridge toll plaza in Pennsauken, New Jersey. A fire erupted when the vehicle overturned and was extinguished in approximately 30 minutes.  No structures were involved in the fire. 

 

The tanker truck is currently in the process of being removed from the site.

 

The tanker contained approximately 8,000 gallons of gasoline. Two hundred gallons remained after the fire and were transferred to another tanker and removed after the site cooled. Hazmat teams have contained the spill and site cleanup has begun.  Air quality monitors are in place and working in the community.

 

The driver of the vehicle was taken to Cooper Hospital in Camden with minor injuries. No further update is available on the driver's condition.

 

Thirty homes adjacent to the site were evacuated as a safety precaution. All residents have since been permitted to return to their homes.

 

The U.S. Coast Guard has been advised and will monitor the incident. The Camden County Health Department in coordination with the Pennsauken Fire Department has set up a command center at the scene. 

 

Traffic: Route 90 east is closed to Rt. 73.  Look for reopening as cleanup progresses.  The route 90 east ramp to 130 north and south is closed. The local access exit to 130 north is open. Follow the Hilton Road (130N) detour.

 

Updates will be provided as available


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