HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - A serious multi-vehicle accident at Franklin Ave and Route 17 South has closed the Franklin Avenue at Field Ave and slowed afternoon rush hour traffic on Route 17 South.  

The crash occurred at 315pm and Hasbrouck Heights Police, Fire, and EMS responded to the scene. At least one person was taken to the hospital, according to local authorities.

The accident is still under active investigation. Traffic will be slowed throughout the evening commute.

5:07pm: According to the New Jersey DOT, Route 17 southbound has one lane open at Franklin Ave in Hasbrouck Heights due to a crash investigation. Slow down, expect delays and consider alternate route.