Day: April 26, 2020

Robbinsville Honors 4 Time Purple Heart And Bronze Star Recipient Lt. Col. John Kapferer Who Passed On Apr. 17

April 26, 2020

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–Robbinsville Township Council, with unanimous support from Mayor Dave Fried and Administration, passed Resolution 2020-13G Thursday honoring the extraordinary life of 4-time Purple Heart and Bronze Star recipient Lt. Col. John Kapferer.

The distinguished Army veteran and Chief Commander of American Legion Post 530 passed away April 17, 2020.

Our deepest, heartfelt condolences go out to all of John’s friends and family.
The Resolution can be read below.

Gordon Road Accident

April 26, 2020

8 pm update: Gordon Road has been reopened and will need to be shut again to replace pole when JCP&L crew is ready.

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–A vehicle traveling on Gordon Road lost control and hit a utility pole and severing it off at the base this evening around 6:42 pm. The Robbinsville Township Police Department and the Robbinsville Township Fire Department responded to the single vehicle accident. The road was shut down and EMS transported the driver to a local hospital for treatment. The police and fire departments were still on scene waiting for JCP&L to arrive to repair the pole.

NJ Turnpike: Vehicle Fire That Was Towing Horse Trailer

April 26, 2020

ROBBINSVILLE TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–The Robbinsville Township Fire Department responded to the New Jersey Turnpike in the area of the 64.5 North bound outer lanes mile marker for a vehicle fire at 3:30 pm. A Jeep pulling a horse trailer with a horse inside caught fire and was partly extinguished using a dry chemical extinguisher prior to the fire department arrival. Firefighters found some small areas of the vehicle that still needed further extinguishment and overhaul, any smoldering spots were snuffed. The horse trailer and vehicle were towed to a local shop for repairs. The horse in the trailer was ok and most likely will be spending the night at a local farm while vehicle is repaired to continue the journey.

Hightstown Fire Company and Hope Fire Company of Allentown also responded to the scene.

Upper Freehold Accident Causes Power Problems

April 26, 2020

UPPER FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP, NJ (MONMOUTH)–A vehicle traveling in the 200 Block of Route 526 “Trenton-Lakewood Road” near Rues Road lost control on a wet roadway and crashed into a utility pole. The accident occurred at 1:49 pm and causing the pole to break at the bottom and wires to catch fire at the top of the pole. The surge caused wide area power problems at several locations including Davis Station Road, Rt 524 near TSC, Old York Road and cause a power line to fail and transformer to catch fire on Sharon Station Road near the I-195 bridge.

Hope Fire Company of Allentown responded for a the accident with the utility pole on fire and the numerous other power issues. Currently Route 526 between Imlaystown Road and Rues is closed for the broken pole and wire fire. Sharon Station Road is closed between Route 524 and Route 526. Luckily no injures were reported in the accident.