SCOTCH PLAINS/WATCHANG, NJ – Just after 1 pm on Tuesday a water main broke at the intersection of Route 22 and Terrill Road, causing all traffic to be diverted through the Sears parking lot.

Motorists are advised to take an alternate route when trying to access Route 22 in both directions from Terrill Road.

Scotch Plains Police have sent a message out over the Union Country First Alert system.  Residents are urged to sign up for the First Alert System at

An update will be sent when the road is reopened.