Monday, February 25, 2013
This would be in connection with the NJDOT's decision to elongate exit 22A on Route 287.
The New Jersey Department of Transportation is working on some major changes to the interchanges around routes 287, 78 and 202/206 in Bedminster, and officials are proposing an additional plan that could improve travel for residents and visitors in the area. “There is a plan for a significant change in the mixing bowl that is routes 287 and 78,” Bedminster Mayor Steve Parker said at the Feb. 19 township committee meeting. The NJDOT is planning changes to the intersections at I-78, Route 287 and Route 202/206 to improve traffic. First, Parker said, is the intersection of Route 202/206 and exit 22A off Route 287. “The issue is that this is the exit that wraps around the Exxon and feeds into the southbound lane and right onto the jughandle …
Friday, February 8, 2013
State police out cleaning up, but traffic is not blocked.
State police in Somerville said troopers were out on I-78 and Route 287 responding to about 14 to 15 accidentsin the Bernards Township area between about 1 to 2 p.m. on Friday, as snow and an icy hail continued to fall on roads. A two-car accident at about 1 p.m. on I-78 westbound at milepost 28, just west of the intersection with Route 287, resulted in no major injuries, according to state police. He said a trooper was at the scene after 2 p.m., but traffic was flowing smoothly. A bypasser said that a car was on the median in that mishap. The Basking Ridge Fire Co. was seen heading to a crash on Route 287 northbound at milepost 25.5 at about 1:30 p.m. Another car had skidded off the road at mile marker 28.6 on Route 297 southbound shortly…
Monday, February 4, 2013
UPDATED: State police and Liberty Corner volunteers responded to crash on I-78 eastbound early Monday morning.
State police responded to the report of a crash on I-78 eastbound in Bernards Township early Monday morning, and ended up charging the driver with an offense of driving under the influence, according to state police records. The driver was a male but was not identified, according to the preliminary report. The crash took place at milepost 33.1, the report said. The report said that blood was drawn, and the driver charged with a DUI. There was no mention of the extent of injuries, although state police said no one was killed in the crash. The Liberty Corner Fire Co. and First Aid Squad also responded to the accident scene, said Liberty Corner Fire Chief Marc Friedman. Friedman said the accident involved a car and truck and the truck was …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Pair apprehended following brief chase, police say.
Two people were taken into custody after a motor vehicle stop on I-78 that led to a foot pursuit on Thursday afternoon, according to Bernards Township police. Police said no other information would be available as of Thursday afternoon. A reader told Patch that Bernards Township and state police cars were near the Affinity Federal Credit Union and the Panera Bread by I-78 in the middle of the afternoon. She said between 10 to 20 police cars were blocking the entrance to 100 Marketplace and part of the access road to Affinity.
Monday, January 14, 2013
Township police say there were outstanding warrants against driver on Interstate 78.
A driver on I-78 westbound stopped by Bernards Township police for allegedly having too large a decoration hanging from his rearview mirror turned out to have four outstanding warrants against him, according to a township police report. Jemel Arrington, of Newark, was found to have three outstanding motor vehicle warrants in New Jersey, as well as a warrant for possession of a concealed weapon, according to the police report. The report said Arrington was stopped on I-78 westbound at 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 5 when township Patrol Officer Slawomir Zolnierowski noted the car had an accessory hanging from his mirror that allegedly obstructed the driver's view through the front windshield. After running a computer check on Arrington's registration, …
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Two women dead after vehicle left roadway, crashed into trees along I-78 in Bernards, police say.
Two women were killed when the vehicle they were in ran off the roadway and struck trees on Interstate 78 in Bernards Township early Thursday morning, State Police said. Tonya Gordon, 44, of Somerville, and Natasha Melendez, 20, were pronounced dead at the scene, according to State Police Sgt. Adam Grossman. State Police did not immediately know where Melendez resided. According to Grossman, Davante Gordon, 20, of Somerville, was driving westbound when he lost control of his Nissan Maxima, near mile marker 33.8, ran off the left side of the road and hit two trees at about 2:30 a.m. According to Grossman, the front-seat passenger, Melendez, was ejected from the car. Gordon was airlifted to Morristown Medical Center with critical injuries, …
Friday, October 19, 2012
Truck stretched across westbound lanes near Exit 33 Friday night.
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Friday, October 19, 2012
A tanker truck jack-knifed Friday night, blocking westbound lanes of Interstate 78 near Exit 33. The truck blocked lanes just west of the exit, but was cleared shortly after 9 p.m.
Rain blamed for string of mishaps.
State Police at Somerville barracks said officers were still out along I-78 in the vicinity of Warren Township, Berkeley Heights and Watchung on Friday afternoon clearing multiple accidents, with most of the disabled vehicles moved onto the shoulder as of shortly before 3:30 p.m. A trooper added at about 4 p.m. that the accidents had been mostly cleared by that time, except for residual accidents. Another officer blamed what he said were about 10 accidents, none fatal, on the rain. Traffic was stalled on Route 78 in the Watchung-Berkeley Heights area Friday afternoon near exit 41 on the westbound side of the highway following an accident that left a vehicle overturned, according to the New Jersey State Police. Officers were at the scene …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
A study of accidents reported in Patch shows area near Liberty Corner Road exit has most incidents.
The North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority is calling for drivers to be more cautious on roadways Wednesday, for a day they're calling "Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day." The NJTPA launched the effort in 2001 and focused on the month of October, which is annually among the peak months for traffic fatalities. But area commuters have been enjoying safe Octobers in recent years, at least those traveling Interstate 78 between the I-287 interchange and Watchung's eastern border. For those drivers, July has been the most deadly month in recent years, a look at accidents reports showed. One person was killed in the area in each of the last two months of July. That's one of the surprising bits of information that a study of the 18 …
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Accident occurred around 2 a.m. on Saturday.
A single car accident on Interstate 78 in Bedminster near the ramp to Interstate 287 on Saturday morning left the driver of a white Nissan Sentra hospitalized with serious injuries, according to Sgt. Bryan Polite of the New Jersey State Police. Andrea Sanchez, 23, of Washington Township, was trapped in her overturned vehicle when the state police arrived on the scene at 2 a.m., Polite said. After being freed from the car, which had overturned onto its passenger side, Sanchez was transported to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in New Brunswick, Polite said. The Bridgewater Police Department and the Somerset Medical Center Mobile Intensive Care Unit assisted at the scene and the accident is still under investigation, Polite said.