UNION, NJ – An alert has been issued from the Township at 4:11 p.m. regarding an accident on the Garden State Parkway.  According to the alert, the Parkway Southbound is “closed down to one lane, prior to the Vauxhall Road exit due to out of town school bus fire; heavy traffic Northbound.”  Traffic is mounting.  Expect delays. 

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority posted a warning at 3:55 p.m. about the accident and at 4:06 p.m. added “there are delays on the Garden State Parkway southbound from Essex Toll Plaza in Bloomfield to Vauxhall Service Area in Union Twp, 8 1/2 mile delay, due to volume and prior bus/brush fire.”

Another alert, describing the Northbound delays, read “there are rubbernecking delays on the Garden State Parkway Northbound from South of Exit 136 - Stiles St in Clark to the Vauxhall Service Area in Union, a 5 mile delay."