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4-mile delay on Mass. Pike in Charlton after truck crash

State troopers said they first responded to the crash shortly after 4 a.m., adding that there were no reports of significant injuries

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A truck crash led to a four-mile delay on the Massachusetts Turnpike on Thursday morning in Worcester County.

The crash was reported at around 6:15 a.m. Thursday by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, which said it happened on the eastbound side of the highway in Charlton at mile marker 82.6. State police said it involved a tandem tractor-trailer.

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Traffic was limited to the breakdown lane at the time of the alert from MassDOT.

There also was a fuel spill involved, according to the Mass. Department of Environmental Protection.

State troopers said they first responded to the crash shortly after 4 a.m., adding that there were no reports of significant injuries.

By just before 7 a.m., traffic was backing up on Route 20 and Interstate 84 due to the crash.

The scene was cleared by around 8:45 a.m.

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