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Vehicle Fire Closes Route 78 In Union County Vehicle Fire Closes Route 78 In Union County
Vehicle Fire Closes Route 78 In Union County A vehicle fire on Route 78 in Union County has caused all lanes to be closed on the afternoon of Thursday, July 11, authorities said. The fire occurred on the Route 78 express lanes on the eastbound ramp near Exit 48 in Springfield Township, the New Jersey Department of Transportation said. 
Pavement Heave Causes Major Traffic Jam On Garden State Parkway Pavement Heave Causes Major Traffic Jam On Garden State Parkway
Pavement Heave Causes Major Traffic Jam On Garden State Parkway Morning rush hour traffic appeared to be moving smoothly on the Garden State Parkway after buckled pavement caused major delays in Toms River. A pavement heave was found on the southbound side near milepost 82.7, the parkway said on Twitter at 5:47 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2. Emergency repairs forced the right lane to close, causing significant delays during a busy Fourth of July holiday travel week. Heaves can happen when moisture underneath pavement expands during hot weather, especially when temperatures are above 90 degrees, according to AccuWeather. Posted by Scott Binkley o…
Crash Closes All Lanes Of Route 21 In Belleville, DOT Says Crash Closes All Lanes Of Route 21 In Belleville, DOT Says
Crash Closes All Lanes Of Route 21 In Belleville, DOT Says A crash with injuries in Route 21 in Belleville has closed all lanes on Tuesday, May 21, according to the state Department of Transportation. The crash occurred at 11:19 a.m. northbound on Route 21 near Exit 7 at Main Street in Belleville, the state Department of Transportation said. It is unknown how many people are injured.  Drivers can expect delays.
Tractor Trailer Slams Through Building In Three-Vehicle Crash: Cedar Grove PD Tractor Trailer Slams Through Building In Three-Vehicle Crash: Cedar Grove PD
Tractor Trailer Slams Through Building In Three-Vehicle Crash: Cedar Grove PD Two people were injured after a tractor trailer slammed through a building on Route 23 in Cedar Grove following a three-vehicle crash on Friday, April 26, Cedar Grove police said. At 11:12 a.m., two vehicles and a truck were involved in the crash before the truck struck the building, at 792 Pompton Ave. compromising the structure, police said. Two drivers were extricated and transported to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said. The building is home to the Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy. Police, fire, EMS and other agencies are on scene, police said. Cedar Grove Poli…
HEROES: Firefighters Free Trapped Driver After Tractor-Trailer, Pickup Collide On Route 17 HEROES: Firefighters Free Trapped Driver After Tractor-Trailer, Pickup Collide On Route 17
Heroes: Firefighters Free Trapped Driver After Tractor-Trailer, Pickup Collide On Route 17 Firefighters extricated a heavily trapped driver after a tractor-trailer and pickup truck collided on Route 17. Hasbrouck Heights firefighters were assisted by their Wood-Ridge colleagues in freeing the female pickup driver following the crash behind the Bendix Diner shortly before 9:30 p.m. Sunday, March 17. The driver was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center. Nick’s Towing removed the vehicles. Northbound Route 17 was temporarily closed at Franklin Avenue during the operation. Mutual aid was provided by, among others, firefighters from Carlstadt, Lodi, Rutherford and Wallingto…
Car Crashes Into Toll Booth On Garden State Parkway In Ocean County Car Crashes Into Toll Booth On Garden State Parkway In Ocean County
Car Crashes Into Toll Booth On Garden State Parkway In Ocean County A car crashed into a toll booth on the Garden State Parkway in Ocean County, causing an afternoon traffic slowdown. The New Jersey Department of Transportation said a vehicle overturned at the southbound toll plaza in Barnegat. The crash happened just after noon on Friday, Feb. 9. Traffic cameras showed a car on its roof up against a booth in the far left lane of the plaza.  The crash closed down at least one lane.
Jackknifed Tractor Trailer Snarls Traffic On Route 78 Jackknifed Tractor Trailer Snarls Traffic On Route 78
Jackknifed Tractor Trailer Snarls Traffic On Route 78 Multiple lanes were closed following a fuel spill and a jackknifed tractor trailer on Route 78 in Hunterdon County Friday, Jan. 19. It happened in the eastbound lanes, east of Exit 12 in Union Township by Perryville Rd., the New Jersey Department of Transportation said. Two left lanes of three lanes are closed, NJ DOT said. This is a developing story, check back later for additional updates.
Scrooges Slam NJDOT's Holiday Speed Boards: 'Pure Cringe, Distracting' Scrooges Slam NJDOT's Holiday Speed Boards: 'Pure Cringe, Distracting'
Scrooges Slam Njdot's Holiday Speed Boards: 'Pure Cringe, Distracting' The New Jersey Department of Transportation was just trying to have some fun.  But alas, haters gonna hate. The NJDOT has been sharing clever (well, they thought) speed signs in the holiday spirit across the state. Even Gov. Murphy got in on the fun, sharing photos of them in a tweet. The New Jersey DOT had some fun with its holiday warnings. Twitter via Gov. Phil Murphy The New Jersey DOT had some fun with its holiday warnings. Twitter via Gov. Phil Murphy The New Jersey DOT had some fun with its holiday warnings. Twitter via Gov. Phil Murphy The governor's pl…
Tractor-Trailer Ditches Off Route 46 Tractor-Trailer Ditches Off Route 46
Tractor-Trailer Ditches Off Route 46 A tractor-trailer driver survived a crash on Route 46 in Palisades Park that nearly crushed the cab of his rig. The driver was headed west on Route 46 near the bridge over East Homestead Avenue when he veered off the road and the cab came loose as it headed partially down a wooded embankment shortly after 4 a.m. Friday, Nov. 4. He was taken by ambulance to Hackensack University Medical Center with injuries that weren't considered life-threatening. "This guy was lucky to be alive," one witness at the scene said. "The cab was crushed and ripped off the truck." Westbound Route 46 in Pal…
Rutgers-Ohio State Weekend Football Game Likely To Cause Delays On NJ Highways Rutgers-Ohio State Weekend Football Game Likely To Cause Delays On NJ Highways
Rutgers-Ohio State Weekend Football Game Likely To Cause Delays On NJ Highways There will be a sea of red tying up traffic in New Jersey on Saturday, Nov. 4, as thongs of college football fans are expected to flock to SHI Stadium as Rutgers squares off against top-ranked Ohio State.  The New Jersey Department of Transportation, in turn, is advising of possible delays before and after the highly-anticipated game in Piscataway, which kicks off at noon. Specifically, the DOT said that there could be heavy traffic on stretches of the New Jersey Turnpike, and on Route 1, Route 18, and Route 287 amid excitement to see the Buckeyes — who were ranked number one in the initia…
NEVER ENDS: Firefighters Extricate Driver After Yet Another Truck Crashes On Route 287 NEVER ENDS: Firefighters Extricate Driver After Yet Another Truck Crashes On Route 287
Never Ends: Firefighters Extricate Driver After Yet Another Truck Crashes On Route 287 Mahwah firefighters rescued a trucker who was pinned late Monday afternoon in yet another crash on a treacherous stretch of Route 287 near the New York State border. The dump truck carrying a load of gravel plowed through a metal guardrail on the rain-soaked northbound highway's center median between Campgaw Road and Darlington Avenue shortly before 3:30 p.m. on 9/11, responders said. The rig tipped over and landed with its cab in the southbound lanes, trapping the driver -- who was alert but had a gash on his forehead. Firefighters worked for nearly an hour to free him from the wreckage…
Overturned Truck Snarls Traffic On Route 495 Overturned Truck Snarls Traffic On Route 495
Overturned Truck Snarls Traffic On Route 495 An overturned truck jammed traffic on NJ-495 in North Bergen Monday morning, Aug. 21. Footage from the New Jersey Department of Transportation shows emergency response vehicles at Columbia Avenue. Further details were not immediately released.
UPDATE: Route 9W Closed After Pickup Slams Into Pole UPDATE: Route 9W Closed After Pickup Slams Into Pole
Update: Route 9W Closed After Pickup Slams Into Pole A driver from the West Coast was hospitalized after he crashed his new pickup truck into a utility pole on Route 9W in Englewood Cliffs, downing wires and forcing the entire road closed, authorities said. The 36-year-old resident of Santa Cruz, CA was taken to Englewood Hospital and Medical Center after his 2023 Ford F150 crashed on Sylvan Avenue just south of Sherwood Avenue shortly before midnight Monday, Aug. 14, Englewood Cliffs Police Detective Lt. Ronald F. Waldt said. Wires obstructing the roadway forced police to temporarily shut down both sides of the road, the lieutenant said. A …
AD NAUSEUM: Yet Another Tractor-Trailer Crash Closes Route 287 Near NJ/NY Border AD NAUSEUM: Yet Another Tractor-Trailer Crash Closes Route 287 Near NJ/NY Border
AD Nauseum: Yet Another Tractor-Trailer Crash Closes Route 287 Near NJ/NY Border Another tractor-trailer jack-knifed on a notorious stretch of Route 287 over the weekend, this one spilling an enormous amount of fuel. The crash at mile marker 64 temporarily closed the rain-soaked northbound highway in Mahwah near the New York State border around 11:30 p.m. Saturday, August 12. "The number of accidents in that area is alarming," one firefighter said. Nonstop crashes -- mostly involving tractor-trailers as well as trucks -- have plagued the stretch of highway for years while bringing unheeded pleas for relief from area residents and commuters. Authorities say slick con…
UPDATE: Northbound Route 17 Reopened After Wild Tractor-Trailer Crash Damages Overhead Sign UPDATE: Northbound Route 17 Reopened After Wild Tractor-Trailer Crash Damages Overhead Sign
Update: Northbound Route 17 Reopened After Wild Tractor-Trailer Crash Damages Overhead Sign UPDATE: Northbound Route 17 in Mahwah as reopened around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday following a wild tractor-trailer crash earlier in the day. Only one lane of the southbound highway was open during the evening rush. There miraculously were no serious injuries in the crash, which left the rig scattered across both sides of the highway near the New York State border around 10 a.m. Aug. 2, Mahwah Mayor Jim Wysocki said. The rig had split into pieces, with a huge container landing on a passing SUV on the other side of the divider and thousands of lemons spilling onto the highway. An overhead signpo…
Tractor-Trailer Slams Into Signpost, Spills Wood Across Route 17 Near State Line In Mahwah Tractor-Trailer Slams Into Signpost, Spills Wood Across Route 17 Near State Line In Mahwah
Tractor-Trailer Slams Into Signpost, Spills Wood Across Route 17 Near State Line In Mahwah A tractor-trailer driver escaped injury when a load of wood shifted and his rig slammed into a signpost on northbound Route 17 near the state line in Mahwah. Mahwah police temporarily closed the highway in both directions following the crash where Route 17 meets Route 287 at the Mountainside Avenue overpass around 12:30 a.m. July 25. The collision with the metal signpost "opened nearly the entire side of the trailer and sent debris across all lanes, both north and south," Mahwah Police Chief Timothy O'Hara said. "The driver was initially trapped but freed himself and walked away unscathed…
Route 17 Crash Downs Wires Route 17 Crash Downs Wires
Route 17 Crash Downs Wires A single-vehicle rollover crash Wednesday night downed utility wires on Route 17 in Paramus. The northbound highway was closed for a little over a half-hour after a vehicle slammed into a utility pole near Midland Avenue around 10:30 p.m. July 12. Only one lane was passable on the southbound side while the wreckage was removed and police investigated. An occupant was extricated, although word was that Injuries didn't appear serious. Paramus police, Emergency Services Unit members, firefighters and EMS responded, along with a PSE&G crew and the state Department of Transporation. There…
$1.5M Grant Will Transform Abandoned Railroad Into Hiking, Biking Trail In North Jersey $1.5M Grant Will Transform Abandoned Railroad Into Hiking, Biking Trail In North Jersey
$1.5M Grant Will Transform Abandoned Railroad Into Hiking, Biking Trail In North Jersey A long-abandoned railroad track that runs through Union County will soon be transformed into a hiking and biking trail, thanks to a $1.5 federal grant. Rahway Valley Railroad tracks that run through Roselle Park and Kenilwroth are slated to become multi-use tracks designed for pedestrians and bicyclists, the New Jersey Department of Transportation said. The trails will connect communities, businesses, shopping and create recreational opportunities. The completion of the project is expected to "significantly" improve modes of transportation in Union County, specifically as it …
ROUTE 80 CRASH: Dump Truck Lands On Divider, Spills Gravel In Multi-Vehicle Pileup ROUTE 80 CRASH: Dump Truck Lands On Divider, Spills Gravel In Multi-Vehicle Pileup
Route 80 Crash: Dump Truck Lands On Divider, Spills Gravel In Multi-Vehicle Pileup UPDATE: A multi-vehicle crash involving an overturned dump truck stopped Wednesday morning rush-hour traffic on Route 80. The eastbound express lanes just past Exit 62 and a westbound lane were closed after the truck pitched onto the divider and spilled both gravel and diesel fuel in Saddle Brook shortly after 6:30 a.m. June 7, responders said. Chunks of the divider were also knocked off, they said. Four other vehicles -- including a garbage truck -- were involved in the chain-reaction crash, according to witnesses. Firefighters from Saddle Brook extricated at least one occupant, they sa…
Hackensack Man, 21, Killed In Grisly Route 46 Hit And Run ID'd, Search For Car Continues Hackensack Man, 21, Killed In Grisly Route 46 Hit And Run ID'd, Search For Car Continues
Hackensack Man, 21, Killed In Grisly Route 46 Hit And Run ID'd, Search For Car Continues UPDATE: A pedestrian who was struck and killed by a late-night hit-and-run driver on Route 46 last week was identified Tuesday as a 21-year-old Hackensack resident. Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said authorities were still searching for the driver who kept going after his or her vehicle struck Jossy Israel Laguna-Matamoros on eastbound Route 46 (Winant Avenue) near Ridgefield Avenue in Ridgefield Park shortly after 11 p.m. Friday, April 7. Laguna-Matamoros was then struck, pinned and dragged beneath a Tesla in the westbound lanes, responders said. Firefighters raised the vehicle t…
Pedestrian Identified In Grisly Route 46 Hit And Run Death Pedestrian Identified In Grisly Route 46 Hit And Run Death
Pedestrian Identified In Grisly Route 46 Hit And Run Death UPDATE: A pedestrian who was struck and killed by a late-night hit-and-run driver on Route 46 last week was identified Tuesday as a 21-year-old Hackensack resident. Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said authorities were still searching for the driver who kept going after his or her vehicle struck Jossy Israel Laguna-Matamoros on eastbound Route 46 (Winant Avenue) near Ridgefield Avenue in Ridgefield Park shortly after 11 p.m. Friday, April 7. Laguna-Matamoros was then struck, pinned and dragged beneath a Tesla in the westbound lanes, responders said. Firefighters raised the vehicle t…
Interstate 80 Tractor-Trailer Fire Jams Traffic Interstate 80 Tractor-Trailer Fire Jams Traffic
Interstate 80 Tractor-Trailer Fire Jams Traffic A fire on a car carrier blocked traffic on Interstate 80, authorities said. The fire occurred at about 10:40 a.m. Wednesday, April 5 on I-80 eastbound West of Exit 56 (Squirrelwood Road) in Totowa, according to the New Jersey Department of Transportation.  All lanes were blocked, 511nj.org reported. CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES
Trio Charged In Kidnapping, Execution Of NJ Man Alongside Route 80: Police Trio Charged In Kidnapping, Execution Of NJ Man Alongside Route 80: Police
Trio Charged In Kidnapping, Execution Of NJ Man Alongside Route 80: Police Three Newark men have been charged with kidnapping a man before shooting him and leaving him for dead along Route 80, authorities announced. Mustafa Manns, 28, William Dixon, 24, and Nishir Rios-Figueroa, 30, have been arrested in the Aug. 18, 2022 death of 27-year-old Quadree Burch, also of Newark, New Jersey State Police announced on Tuesday, March 14. On Aug. 18, 2022, at 12:26 p.m., troopers from Troop “B” Hope Station responded to the report of human remains found by a New Jersey Department of Transportation employee who was cutting grass on Interstate 80 eastbound near milepost 16.6.…
Granite Spill Temporarily Closes Route 46 Bridge Granite Spill Temporarily Closes Route 46 Bridge
Granite Spill Temporarily Closes Route 46 Bridge A noontime mishap closed the Route 46 bridge over the Hackensack River on Monday. The delay was temporary after a truck carrying granite and quartz spilled most of its load on the 89-year-old span between Little Ferry and Ridgefield Park on March 13. A New Jersey Department of Transportation crew with a front-end loader and dump truck cleaned up the spill and the road was reopened. No injuries were reported.
Vehicle In Route 17 Crash Bursts Into Flames Vehicle In Route 17 Crash Bursts Into Flames
Vehicle In Route 17 Crash Bursts Into Flames A driver refused medical attention for a hand injury following a fiery crash that jammed a busy stretch of Route 17 in Hasbrouck Heights. A Dodge Neon caught fire after colliding with a Toyota Camry at the jughandle in front of the White Castle shortly after 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 6. Borough firefighters doused the flames and the Neon was towed. Witnesses said the Camry driver ran the light at the jughandle and T-boned the southbound Neon into the northbound lane. Borough police said they're investigating. They handled traffic control and summoned the state Department of Transportation b…
Crash Shuts Route 80 In Morris County (DEVELOPING) Crash Shuts Route 80 In Morris County (DEVELOPING)
Crash Shuts Route 80 In Morris County (Developing) A serious crash closed the westbound lanes of Interstate 80 in Morris County, authorities said. The crash occurred at about 4:30 p.m. near Exit 39 (Route 53) in Denville Township, according to the New Jersey Department of Transportation. Developing reports said the crash involved a tractor-trailer and that there may have been an entrapment. New Jersey State Police were not immediately available for comment. CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES
UPDATE: Local Woman, 96, Out-Of-State Driver, 77, ID'd In Route 17 Double Fatal UPDATE: Local Woman, 96, Out-Of-State Driver, 77, ID'd In Route 17 Double Fatal
Update: Local Woman, 96, Out-Of-State Driver, 77, ID'd In Route 17 Double Fatal A 96-year-old Upper Saddle River woman and a 77-year-old driver were killed in a single-vehicle crash on Route 17 in Ramsey on Tuesday, authorities said. Ethel Toth was a passenger in a 2009 Jeep Cherokee driven by George Sadue, 77, of Coventry, Rhode Island, that left the northbound highway and hit a tree on the property of an Exxon station around 2:30 p.m. Nov. 29, Ramsey Police Chief Brian Lyman said. Toth was killed on impact, Lyman said. Northbound Route 17, RamseyROCKLAND BUFF Sadue was extricated by firefighters but succumbed to his injuries a short time later, the chief said. …
UPDATE: Upper Saddle River Woman, 96, Driver, 77, Killed In Route 17 Crash UPDATE: Upper Saddle River Woman, 96, Driver, 77, Killed In Route 17 Crash
Update: Upper Saddle River Woman, 96, Driver, 77, Killed In Route 17 Crash UPDATE: A 96-year-old Upper Saddle River woman and the 77-year-old driver were killed in a single-vehicle crash on Route 17 in Ramsey on Tuesday, authorities said. Ethel Toth was a passenger in a 2009 Jeep Cherokee driven by George Sadue, 77, of Coventry, Rhode Island, that left the northbound highway and hit a tree on the property of an Exxon station around 2:30 p.m. Nov. 29, Ramsey Police Chief Brian Lyman said. Toth was killed on impact, Lyman said. Northbound Route 17, RamseyROCKLAND BUFF Sadue was extricated by firefighters but succumbed to his injuries a short time later, the chi…
Driver Hits Two Cars And Tractor-Trailer After Having Medical Emergency In Rt. 31 Crash: UPDATE Driver Hits Two Cars And Tractor-Trailer After Having Medical Emergency In Rt. 31 Crash: UPDATE
Driver Hits Two Cars And Tractor-Trailer After Having Medical Emergency In Rt. 31 Crash: Update A Honda driver went unconscious and veered into two cars before hitting a tractor-trailer during a crash on Route 31 in Hunterdon County Tuesday morning, authorities said. The crash occurred near 356 Route 31 in Raritan Township just after 8:40 a.m., Lt. Scott Nelson said in a press release. A 62-year-old Flemington man driving a Honda Odyssey southbound went unconscious and swerved into the northbound lane several times, striking two other vehicles before hitting a tractor-trailer, police said. Responding officers, as well as an off-duty officer from Clinton Township, freed the driver fro…
Multi-Car Pileup Jams Garden State Parkway Multi-Car Pileup Jams Garden State Parkway
Multi-Car Pileup Jams Garden State Parkway A multi-vehicle crash caused heavy delays on the Garden State Parkway Wednesday, Oct. 19. The crash was reported on the northbound side around 11:30 a.m. just north of Exit 140 in Union, the state's transportation department shows. Crash on Garden State Parkway northbound North of Exit 140 - US 22/NJ 82 (Union Twp) 2 lanes of 4 lanes blocked - left lane and right lanes blocked, traffic getting by in 2 center lanes. https://t.co/A3b5QADRWa — 511NJ GSP (@511njgsp) October 19, 2022 This is a developing story. Check back for more.
Trio Hospitalized As Dump Truck Hauling Sand Hits 3 Cars, Flips In Hunterdon County, Police Say Trio Hospitalized As Dump Truck Hauling Sand Hits 3 Cars, Flips In Hunterdon County, Police Say
Trio Hospitalized As Dump Truck Hauling Sand Hits 3 Cars, Flips In Hunterdon County, Police Say Three people were sent to the hospital after a dump truck hauling sand crashed into three other vehicles and flipped over in Hunterdon County in the morning on Tuesday, Sept. 27, authorities said. A vehicle had stopped on Route 31 northbound near milepost 25 in Raritan Township attempting to turn onto 349 around 9:20 a.m., authorities said. The grading of the roadway had caused visibility problems for several other drivers, causing them to have to stop to avoid colliding with the car that was attempting to turn, police said. A dump truck hauling sand approached the area and was unable to s…