CLARK, NJ - A two-car crash in the vicinity of 152 Central Ave. in Clark late Saturday morning resulted in a traffic snarl and water flooding the roadway due to a damaged fire hydrant. Police had only a single lane of traffic headed in either direction on the road, causing heavy backups in both directions.

“There were minor injuries transported to the hospital and the water company was called to help at the scene,” said Clark Police Chief Pedro Matos. Police remained on the scene to manage traffic and assist the crew sent to shut off the water.  

According to a representative of NJ American Water Company,  “There is a valve inside of it [the hydrant], but it is almost impossible to find with all the stuff  water and mud in front of it."