Gas Main Break Shuts Down NJ 124 in Madison Amid Construction Craze Across Morris County


Local commuters face traffic snarls and lane closures as gas main break compounds pre-existing congestion due to multiple construction projects.

A gas main break on NJ 124 westbound near Seaman St in Madison has led to a complete lane closure, exacerbating an already congested traffic scenario across Morris County due to numerous construction projects.

Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How:


Local commuters and residents of Morris County, particularly those in Madison, are being most directly impacted.


  • A gas main break has occurred on NJ 124 westbound, resulting in all lanes being closed.
  • Heavy traffic is being reported on NJ 124 from Rosedale Av/Cross St to the vicinity of Seaman St in Madison.
  • Multiple construction projects are ongoing across key roads and highways in the county.


  • The gas main break was reported as of 10:56 am today.
  • Various construction projects started as early as 7:00 am and will continue until different times in the afternoon.


  • The gas main break is on NJ 124 in Madison.
  • Heavy traffic on NJ 124 extends from Rosedale Av/Cross St to near Seaman St.
  • Construction activities are taking place on NJ 10, NJ 15, NJ 183, I-80, NJ 23, I-280, and US 46.


The gas main break’s cause is yet to be ascertained, but it has led to increased traffic complications for local commuters already navigating through numerous construction sites.


The gas main break led to the immediate closure of all lanes on NJ 124 westbound near Seaman St in Madison, impacting the current travel time which is reported to be less than 5 minutes in the affected areas.

Additional Information:

Construction Details:

  • NJ 10: Left lane closed in Hanover Twp until 3:00 PM.
  • NJ 15: Various lanes and shoulders closed in Jefferson Twp and Rockaway Twp until 2:00-3:00 PM.
  • NJ 183: All lanes shift in Roxbury Twp until 3:00 PM.
  • I-80: Lanes and shoulders closed in Denville Twp and Mount Arlington until 2:00 PM.
  • NJ 23: Right lanes and shoulders closed in Butler and Pequannock Twp until 3:00-3:30 PM.
  • I-280: Right shoulder closed in Parsippany-Troy Hills Twp until 3:00 PM.
  • US 46: Right shoulder closed in Parsippany-Troy Hills Twp and Mount Olive Twp until 3:00-4:00 PM.

Residents and commuters are advised to plan their routes carefully and expect delays. The authorities are working diligently to manage the situation and updates will be provided as they become available.

*All the above information is accurate as of the time of reporting. Please follow local advisories for the most current information.

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