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Crash on I-78 Into Warren Woods Stops Traffic

Crash on I-78 Into Warren Woods Stops Traffic Credits: B. Nemcek

WARREN, NJ -  A crash on I-78 in Warren has caused delays on the highway on Thursday near Exit 36 westbound.

Eyewitnesses report a car off the road into the woods and the Northstar helicopter on standby.

Avoid the area if possible.

 

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A Manville couple has been arrested and face multiple weapons and assault charges following an incident at a Route 22 hotel in Bridgewater, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

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Overturned Truck Ties Route 22 Traffic in Green Brook

GREEN BROOK, NJ - Route 22 West is backed up for miles following a crash with an overturned dump truck that landed on another vehicle on Wednesday morning.

 

The crash occurred at King George Road near White Castle. Traffic is backed up westbound into North Plainfield and there are rubber necking delays on the eastbound side. Avoid Route 22 if possible and use local ...