Police & Fire

Dump Truck Accident Snarls Traffic For Miles On Route 46 in Little Falls

A dump truck accident snarled traffic for miles on the westbound lane of Route 46 on Oct. 10, in the vicinity of Little Falls and Woodland Park. Credits: Tina Pappas

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - A motor vehicle accident turned a sunny afternoon into a traffic nightmare for many travelers on Oct. 10.

At approximately 2:20 p.m., Little Falls police responded to a motor vehicular accident on Route 46 west near the Browertown Road entrance ramp in Woodland Park, according to Lt. James Minnella of the Little Falls Police Department. A dual axle dump truck was traveling west in the right lane when it suffered a mechanical failure causing the truck to roll on its side. The truck was carrying dirt that spewed onto the roadway. A PSE&G pole was also struck.

"The truck traveled through the guardrail and a utility pole before coming to a rest," said Minnella in a press statement."The driver was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries."

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According to Minnella, the dump truck lost a full load into the right lane that required clean-up. Power lines and the utility pole needed repairs as well

"The Little Falls Police Department, Little Falls Fire Department, NJDOT, PSE&G and tow services were on the scene for several hours assisting with clean-up," Minnella further stated.

Drivers encountered multiple lane closures for several hours, snarling traffic on the westbound lane for miles.

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