Monday, June 18, 2012
Incident resulting in no lane closures, says police chief
A multiple-vehicle accident occurred at Route 37 and Oak Ridge Parkway around 9:30 a.m. Monday, but no lane closures are resulting, said Toms River Police Chief Mastronardy. Traffic is building, however, as emergency responders tend to the scene for a possible entrapment. Mastronardy said the incident was minor. "We're currently on the scene," he said at 9:44 a.m. The crash occurred in the westbound lanes of Route 37. Currently the right shoulder is closed. The roadway, where a traffic light sits, is also the intersection with Lakehurst Road near West Dover in Toms River. Drivers are encouraged to avoid the area for the next hour.
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Pgymy goat turned up in her backyard Saturday morning. Oak Ridge Parkway resident trying to find owner.
Update: Resident Joanne Johnson Yuro says the goat's owner was located and the pygmy will be returned to Atlantic Farms. Original story: Have you lost a goat? If so, Toms River resident Joanne Johnson Yuro has it. Please contact her. The female goat turned up in the backyard of her Oak Ridge Parkway home Saturday morning. At 5:30 a.m., she looked out her sliding back door and saw a pygmy goat standing there. Yuro has been taking care of the goat since that morning, as she desperately tries to find the owner. She's been posting on facebook, and calling local farms and rescues. She's called the police and today will try animal control and the Popcorn Park Zoo in Lacey. She contacted Toms River Patch and hopes a reader will email her at …
Monday, August 29, 2011
Winding River Park fields underwater, and roads on both sides of river affected
A rising Winding River has caused portions of major roads to close due to flooding in West Dover, Pleasant Plains and along the border with Manchester today. In addition, township parks and the Municipal Utility Authority rushed to Winding River Park today as the river flooded ballfields and trails and compromised an MUA generator there, officials said. Elevated river levels has caused at least two closures along Route 571 today, with county crews unlikely to be able to repair the affected areas until Tuesday at the earliest. Bridges on two stretches of the county roadway are currently closed to vehicular traffic due to the continued effects of Hurricane Irene, which has compromised the pavement along both spans. "The water got really high…
Multiple detours impacting traffic along Route 527, Hooper, Route 37, Fischer
Update, 2 p.m. Tuesday: Motorists now can travel through the intersection at West Water and Iron streets, as a detour has been removed and the traffic light restored. Update, 1 p.m.: Extensive flooding of the Winding River has forced the closure of the jughandle at Hospital Drive and Route 37 westbound. Traffic is backing up along Route 37 as motorists deal with the inconvenience, one of many found throughout downtown Toms River today. Motorists are instead being routed to the Cardinal Drive jughandle. Ambulances trying to access Community Medical Center have to make a left turn from Route 37. Traffic flow is impeded as authorities deal with downed trees, drooping power lines and residual flooding. Police cones currently block travel …
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Vehicle driving west after midnight, fog possibly a factor in incident
A pedestrian crossing Route 37 at Oak Ridge Parkway was struck by a vehicle driving west on the state road, amid foggy conditions around midnight. Toms River Police Chief Michael Mastronardy said a 21 year-old Lakehurst woman, Brittany Bond, was driving a 2009 Hyundai westbound on Route 37 and hit 54-year-old Nachatta Singh, of Toms River, who was crossing north to south at Oak Ridge Parkway at 12:10 a.m. on Saturday, June 25. Left lanes of both east and westbound Route 37 were closed as police investigated the accident, which sent Singh to the Jersey Shore Medical Center's Trauma unit in Neptune. Singh was listed in critical condition after being admitted to the hospital. Traffic Safety Officer Eugene Bachonski is investigating the …