Police & Fire

Car-Tree Collision Stops Westbound Traffic on Route 22 in Scotch Plains

Route 22 Westbound traffic halted as crews clear a tree. Eastbound cars rubbernecking delays. Credits: John Mooney
Road crews clear tree debris on Route 22 westbound side this evening. Credits: John Mooney
Remains of the tree. Credits: Ken Simmons, TAPintoPiscataway
Eastbound traffic backup on Rte. 22 this evening. Credits: John Mooney

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- A driver was injured on Route 22 in Scotch Plains when a tree fell and stuck a westbound moving vehicle this afternoon. The injuries are not thought to be life-threatening, according to Scotch Plains Police Chief Ted Conley. 

The westbound side of the busy highway came to a standstill as crews cleared away the fallen tree. Eastbound traffic experienced rubbernecking delays. 

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