Route 3 repairs completed after tractor-trailer hits overpass, trapping 2 in van


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SECAUCUS, New Jersey — Workers have finished emergency repairs on a major New Jersey highway that leads toward the Lincoln Tunnel after an unusual accident.

Authorities say a tractor-trailer was traveling east on Route 3 in Secaucus when it appears sections of a large construction crane struck the Paterson Plank Road overpass Wednesday.

Pieces of steel fell on a van, trapping and seriously injuring its driver and a passenger.

Emergency responders were able to free the people in the van. They, along with the truck driver, were treated at hospitals. Their conditions were not released.

The crash forced officials to shut down all the eastbound Route 3 express lanes and one westbound express lane, causing major travel delays. The westbound lane was later reopened.

Workers completed an emergency concrete deck repair Early Thursday.

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