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Monday afternoon accident closes eastbound I-78

Published On: Jun 24 2013 04:16:02 PM EDT   Updated On: Jun 24 2013 04:18:30 PM EDT

Eastbound lanes of Interstate 78 were closed following an accident near Bloomsbury Monday afternoon.

The  accident involving a tractor trailer and a minivan occurred on eastbound  I-78 eastbound at 2:53 p.m.

The accident happened at milepost 7.3 near the Greenwich Scales.


Nine injuries initially were reported, all are believed to be minor.

All eastbound lanes were closed and traffic was being diverted off I-78 at Exit 6 as of 3:12pm.