All lanes of Route 42 reopen

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image none"><span>none</span></div><span class="caption-text">Drivers sit jammed on Route 42, after a truck&#39;s cargo broke a water main early Thursday morning. After about 4 hours, the highway reopened all lanes shortly after noon.</span></div>
May 29, 2008 3:06:44 PM PDT
After a morning of jams, all lanes of Route 42 are open again.

A tractor trailer traveling northbound on the 42 freeway was overloaded with steel beams.

Part of the cargo hit the Browning Road overpass and struck a water main around 8:05 a.m. Police had to shut down three lanes of the highway.

Some of the steel fell out of the truck and hit about 5 vehicles that were traveling near tractor trailer. The view from Chopper 6 showed several cars pulled over along the highway, with their drivers inspecting the outside.

The New Jersey State Police are investigating. Cleanup crews say they have no idea how long it will take to make repairs and remove the debris.