Route 42 North reopens after crashes in Gloucester Township, N.J.

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Route 42 North back open: Rick Williams reports during Action News at Noon on August 1, 2017.

All lanes are back open on Route 42 North after a pair of crashes created a traffic nightmare Tuesday morning in Gloucester Township, N.J.

The trouble began overnight with a three-vehicle crash on Route 42.
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Watch Action Cam video from the scene of a 3 vehicle crash.

It happened at 2:00 a.m. Tuesday in the northbound lanes near Exit 8 for Blackwood-Clementon Road.

Two people were hurt in the crash, one of them seriously.

Shortly before 4 a.m. authorities began forcing all northbound traffic off at Exit 7 for College Drive.

Things got worse just after 5 a.m. when a truck overturned on that exit ramp from Rt. 42 Northbound to College Drive, where traffic was being diverted.
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Watch Chopper 6 video from the scene where a truck overturned on a ramp from Route 42 North in Gloucester Township, NJ.

The extent of injuries in that crash was not immediately clear.

The two crashes created a miles-long backup for hours approaching Exit 7.

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Traffic trouble on Route 42: Jeannette Reyes reports during Action News at 6:30 a.m. on August 1, 2017.

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