Friday, June 15, 2012
Barricade lasts into night after township police earlier predict one section could be closed for four to six hours.
A barricaded section of Valley Road in Bernards Township, a portion of the roadway between Stone House Road and Acken Road, remained shut off to most traffic for hours after it was due to repen, police said. Valley Road opened at about 9 p.m., Lt. Mike Shimsky, who also heads the township's Office of Emergency Management, said later in the night. At 11:40 a.m. on Friday, Bernards Township Police issued a notification that Valley Road (County Route 512) in Bernards Township was currently closed between Acken Road and Stonehouse Road as a result of a motor vehicle crash that resulted in a severed utility pole. At that time, Jersey Central Power & Light and Verizon workers were at the location working to restore the pole and reopen the road…
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Accident reportedly still under investigation. The following arrest information was supplied by the Bernardsville Police Department and does not indicate a conviction.
- POLICE & FIRE
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Bernardsville police on Thursday identified a Basking Ridge man whose vehicle struck and cracked a utility pole, a mishap that closed a section of Mount Airy Road for all day on Tuesday and three more hours on Thursday, as Edward Cook, 23, of Berkeley Circle. The one-car accident remains under investigation, and borough police said early Thursday that officers had not yet had a chance to talk with Cook, who reportedly had remained hospitalized as of Wednesday. After Tuesday's accident, Cook had been transported by the Bernardsville First Aid Squad to Morristown Memorial Hospital, police said. He initially appeared to have injuries to his lower extremities, according to borough police. Cook was in his vehicle alone when he apparently struck…
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Update: Utility crews still were working on new pole after early morning accident involving Basking Ridge man.
Bernardsville police said at about 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday that Mount Airy Road, Somerset County Route 525, could remain closed for hours more due to a one-car motor vehicle crash that occurred at 5:52 a.m. that day at intersection with Dobbs Street. Borough police said at that time that it could be as late as midnight before the road is reopened north of Bernards Avenue. Earlier, around 2 p.m., the road was still closed off while utility crews were placing a new utility pole alongside a cracked pole on the northbound section of the road. Detours were in place. Police said the one car crash occurred Tuesday morning when a vehicle driven by a 25-year-old man who lives on Berkeley Circle in Basking Ridge left the roadway and struck a utility …