Motorists found themselves stuck in traffic after a signal failed at Route 9 and Church Road in Toms River, around 8 p.m. Monday. The traffic light collapsed onto the roadway after an apparent crash, the details of which were not immediately available.
Toms River Police directed traffic at the intersection, closing the left turn lane from Church Road onto Route 9 southbound at the busy intersection in Pleasant Plains section of town.
The traffic signal failure came after northbound traffic had just begun subsiding from an incident on the Garden State Parkway that diverted traffic onto Route 9.
The signal and its pole previously sat in front of an Afghan restaurant on the southbound side of the state road.
At about 9:15 p.m. Monday, traffic resumed in the intersection, after delays were reported through Stevens Road, Toms River.