Overturned Truck and Construction Impact Morris County Commutes

A multitude of construction projects and an overturned truck on I-80 disrupt traffic flow, affecting Morris County travelers throughout the day.

In what can only be described as a challenging day for commuters and travelers in Morris County, a series of construction projects coupled with an unexpected incident involving an overturned truck have led to significant disruptions across several key roadways. As of early this morning, travelers have been facing closures and delays, with impacts expected to last into the afternoon.

The most notable incident occurred at 2:22 pm when an overturned truck on the I-80 westbound ramp to northbound Exit 34 - NJ 15 in Wharton resulted in the closure of all lanes, complicating the day for many. The incident not only underscores the unpredictability of road travel but also adds a layer of complexity to the already scheduled disruptions due to widespread construction efforts.

Adding to the travel woes, construction projects are sprawled across various locations:

  • I-80 Eastbound: Near Exit 30 - Howard Blvd in Mount Arlington, with the left lane closed until 3:00 PM.
  • US 46: Construction stretches from west of CR 644/Main St in Rockaway Township to east of I-80 in Denville Township, affecting one right lane until 3:00 PM.
  • NJ 53: Both directions are affected from south of NJ 10 in Morris Plains to I-80 in Denville Township. All lanes remain open, with work scheduled until 3:00 PM.
  • Additional construction on US 46, NJ 23, and I-287 further compounds the day's travel challenges, with various lane closures slated to last until 3:00 PM.

These projects are part of ongoing efforts to maintain and improve the infrastructure within Morris County, ensuring safer and more efficient travel in the long term. However, the convergence of so many projects alongside unexpected incidents such as today's overturned truck creates temporary hurdles for residents and travelers alike.

Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes when possible and allow extra travel time. Staying informed on the latest road conditions can significantly mitigate the day's impact on commutes and travel plans. These disruptions, while temporary, serve as a reminder of the ever-present need for caution and flexibility when navigating Morris County's roadways.

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