Tractor Trailer Loses Axle, Backs Up Traffic for Miles
Police warn drivers should avoid Route 17 for several hours
A tractor trailer that lost an axle while driving on the border of N.Y. and N.J. shut the right lane and shoulder of Route 287 North in Mahwah, and caused massive back-ups on Route 17 North in Mahwah and Ramsey Wednesday evening, police said.
At about 4:10 p.m., an oversized tractor trailer lost all of its wheels on the right side, police said. Traffic on Route 17 North backed up about three miles or more, to at least the Franklin Turnpike exit in Ramsey.
No other informaion about the accident was immediately available.