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."
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.