Freehold Crash Closes Route 33 Bypass West

Photo courtesy Freehold Township Police Department

FREEHOLD – Motorists hoping to travel the Route 33 Bypass West will have to wait until at least noon before the road opens again. An accident has shut down the road westbound, and traffic is being diverted onto Halls Mills Road.

Freehold Township Police Lt. Daniel Pasquinucci told Jersey Shore Online a truck hauling garbage overturned about an hour ago, spilling not only garbage, but diesel fuel. Crews, including the Monmouth Count Hazmat team, are still working to clean up the garbage and upright the vehicle.

An investigation is still ongoing. Pasquinucci expects the State Police to be on the scene to investigate shortly. With the dry conditions out, the lieutenant believes the driver, who remains unidentified at this time, was probably just driving too fast.

No injuries were reported at this time.