The accident occurred shortly before 6 a.m. Tuesday.
Chopper 6 over the scene showed multiple damaged vehicles including a dump truck, a tandem tractor-trailer, and at least three other vehicles involved in the crash. One-hundred gallons of diesel fuel spilled from the tractor-trailer.
There was no immediate word on the number or extent of any injuries.
Action News is told 100 gallons of diesel fuel spilled onto the turnpike.
The turnpike issued a "Plan X."
The Turnpike Commission's road closure procedure, "Plan X," is the method by which the Commission, in emergency situations such as multiple vehicle accidents, closes certain sections of the Turnpike and reroutes traffic around the affected sections.
Police and EMS crews were on the scene.
Traffic began moving again shortly before 9 a.m.
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