Day: July 16, 2023

Governor Murphy Declares State of Emergency Due to Severe Storms; US 46 In North Jersey Closed Due To Landslide  

State of Emergency Declared Statewide Beginning 4:00 P.M. July 16, 2023

US 46 In North Jersey (within 2 miles of Hot Dog Johnny’s-Hot Dog Johnny’s is ok per witness that lives in the area) Roadway still closed as of July 17, 2023, 8:00 a.m. Check with if traveling in that direction today

July 16, 2023- Updated July 17, 2023

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Today, Governor Phil Murphy declared a State of Emergency effective at 4:00 p.m. due to severe storms experienced throughout the state and forecasted severe storms causing hazardous weather conditions including periods of intense rainfalls, flash flooding, and damaging wind gusts. These severe weather conditions are expected to cause excessive runoff which may result in landslides, rock slides, and damaged roadways. 

“Throughout the state, we have seen heavy rainfalls resulting in hazardous conditions and we urge residents to remain vigilant around flooded roadways and downed trees and power lines,” said Governor Murphy. “The safety of our residents is our main priority, and we recommend everyone to be informed of local weather conditions and to take necessary precautions.” 

“Our State Emergency Operations Center has been activated to coordinate and support our local, county, and state emergency management partners with any resources needed to effectively respond to the severe weather affecting our state. We remain ready to assist residents and drivers both on and off of the roads for the duration of this storm as needed,” said State Director of Emergency Management and Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police Colonel Patrick J. Callahan. “However, we cannot do it without the help of our communities, so please stay off the roads and let emergency response officials do their jobs. Also, prepare emergency kits for use at home and in your vehicle, check on your neighbors, and remember, turn around, don’t drown.”

The Governor encourages New Jerseyans to visit for important weather updates and safety information. Residents should also pay attention to local forecasts, warnings, and watches. For those living in Central and Southern New Jersey, visit the U.S. National Weather Service Philadelphia/Mount Holly at

For those living in Northern New Jersey and the New York Metro area, visit the U.S. National Weather Service New York, N.Y. at

Land Slide on Route 46 near Ayers Towing Knowlton and White Townships Warren County. The mountain side washed out along Highway * Still Closed as of July 17, 2023.

NJ DOT – STMC: Landslide on US 46 both directions East of CR 609/Ramseyberg Rd (Knowlton Twp) All lanes closed and detoured eastbound; All lanes closed westbound from

Photos provided by: NJ Public Safety News Alerts Facebook Page

NJ DOT – STMC: Landslide on US 46 both directions East of CR 609/Ramseyberg Rd (Knowlton Twp) All lanes closed and detoured eastbound; All lanes closed westbound

Vehicle Runs Off I-295 Bridge: Crashes 25+ Feet Below

July 16, 2023

HAMILTON, NJ (MERCER)–Around 11:15 a.m., it was reported that a vehicle ran off the roadway in the area of Mile Post 60 on I-295 crashing over 25-feet below the overpass between the north and south bound roadways. NJ State Police, Hamilton Township Fire Department, EMS responded to the scene. Additional water rescue units from Hamilton Township Fire Department and Trenton Fire Department were summoned to standby in case they were needed. After arriving on scene there were no reported injuries, but radio traffic reported that the vehicle was “40-feet off the roadway” below the overpass.

Heavy duty tow trucks with cranes were called to remove the vehicle below the roadway. The left lane of I-295 south bound near I-195 will be closed until the vehicle is removed.

The vehicle was recovered from below the overpass around 1:15 p.m.

Above photos are from

Emergency Bridge Replacement Starts Friday; Washington Road To Close 4-Months

July 16, 2023

WEST WINDSOR-PRINCETON, NJ (MERCER)–An emergency bridge replacement is scheduled to start Friday involving the Washington Road (CR 571) Bridge over D&R Canal, between Princeton and West Windsor Township.

On or about Friday, July 21, 2023, an emergency bridge replacement project will be undertaken by the Department of Transportation (NJDOT) on Washington Road (CR 571) over D&R Canal in the Municipality of Princeton and West Windsor Township. Washington Road will be completely closed to traffic for the duration of the project, which is expected to be approximately 120 days, weather permitting. Motorists will be directed to use US Route 1, Harrison Street (CR 629) and NJ Route 27.

Please plan accordingly as delays are expected.