Truck Carrying Boat Jackknifes on NJ Highway, Closing Lanes

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) -
This photo provided by South Brunswick Police shows a truck carrying a boat jackknifed on a New Jersey highway on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 in South Brunswick, N.J. The accident lead to a fuel spill and big delays. (South Brunswick Police via AP)
This photo provided by South Brunswick Police shows a truck carrying a boat jackknifed on a New Jersey highway on Thursday in South Brunswick, N.J. The accident led to a fuel spill and big delays. (South Brunswick Police via AP)

A truck carrying a boat jackknifed on a New Jersey highway, leading to a fuel spill and delays during the rush hour commute as the boat sat on the trailer parked on the roadway.

South Brunswick police Capt. Jim Ryan said the truck tried to slow down while approaching traffic on Route 1 around 7:45 a.m. Thursday, but the weight of the boat forced it to jackknife. The tractor sideswiped a car in the left lane of the two-lane highway, but no one was injured.

The highway was closed until around 10 a.m.

The “Sea Hunter” boat is listed as being from Osterville, Massachusetts. The trailer has an “oversize load” sign on it.