SAUGUS, MASS. (WHDH) - Route 1 southbound on the Saugus-Lynnfield line was closed for about two hours Tuesday morning after a tractor-trailer jackknifed on the busy highway.
The crash happened around 10 a.m. on the southbound side of the highway near the Lynnfield Tunnel.
The cab of the tractor-trailer rolled onto a guardrail, causing fuel to leak all over the road, police said.
All three lanes of traffic came to a standstill and motorists had to be diverted. The truck was towed away around 12 p.m. and all lanes have since been reopened.
One lane on the northbound side of the highway will remain closed as crews work to repair the damaged guardrail.
At least two people were injured in the crash, police said. They were taken to Salem Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.
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