BY Christopher Lang, Correspondent, @topherlang2 | MonroeNow |Sep 14, 2018
SOUTH BRUNSWICK – An alert from the South Brunswick Police Department warns of traffic delays as a result of an accident Thursday night on Route 130 at Route 522.
A southbound lane on Route 130 has been reopened, but the majority of the roadway near the accident is expected to remain closed into Saturday as PSEG crews make repairs to the damage utility pole.
“South Brunswick Office of Emergency Management has declared a traffic emergency for the roadways impacted in and around the crash site,” according to the alert.
As a result of the emergency order, authorities anticipate “significant delays” during the Friday evening commute. Motorists should expect delays on Route 130, Route 522 Dayton section, Ridge Road Dayton section, Georges Road, Route 535, Route 32, NJ Turnpike Exit 8A, Deans Rhode Hall Road and Fresh Ponds Road.
The alert also added that “a dozen officers have been working to set up detours and assist schools and businesses in the area. County, state and utility companies are working to address the developing issues as a result of the highway closure.”
According to police, the single-vehicle accident happened at 9:53 p.m. on Thursday. Police the driver, a 27-year-old male, lost control of his 2017 GMC pickup and crashed into a utility pole splitting it in half, and also hit a light station.
The utility pole had several power lines that landed across Route 130 blocking travel in both directions. The driver was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Police at this time believe the driver suffered a medical condition that resulted in the accident.
Authorities suggest using Route 1 or the Turnpike as an alternate route.