Traffic Alert: Car Damages Utility Pole on CR-524 in Upper Freehold Township; Roadway Will be Closed for an Extended Period

February 9, 2022

UPPER FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP, NJ (MONMOUTH)–Around 7:49 p.m. the Hope Fire Company of Allentown and Allentown EMS – Capital Health were dispatched to County Road 524 also known as New Canton -Stone Tavern Road for a vehicle into a utility pole. While responding firefighters were notified that the vehicle was on its side and had someone trapped inside. Upon arrival the driver was able to self-extricate on their own power and did not appear to have any serious injuries. Firefighters are currently standing by and fire police have the roadway closed between Old York Road and Sharon Station Road. This appears to be an extended operation due to the damage and amount of wires that the pole has. The New Jersey State Police are investigating the crash.

At 9:00 p.m. JCP&L has arrived, and the Monmouth County Road Department has set up barricades in the area for a detour.

It was only 7 days ago when the roadway was closed between Sharon Station Road and Imlaystown Hightstown Road for an extended time due to a pole cut down on a curve before Tractor Supply near the Westhaven Farm.

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