SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Commuters awoke to a traffic mess on Route 522 Wednesday morning after a dump truck crashed into the traffic signal at the Stouts Lane intersection, causing the road to be closed in both directions.

According to police, around 6 a.m. Wednesday, the driver of a dump truck heading west on Route 522 to the Trap Rock quarry in Franklin Township, fell asleep and crashed into the traffic signal at Stouts Lane.

The crash brought down a pole and wires, closing the road for a period of time, police said.

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The driver of the truck was not injured, police said.

Police are still investigating the accident.


Police said this afternoon that repairs could take up to two weeks to complete and traffic will not be allowed to make a left turn from Route 522 west onto Stouts Lane or a left from Stouts Lane onto Route 522 west.

According to police, detours will be posted directing traffic to and from the high school to New Road and Ridge Road.

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