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CLINTON – State Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a truck that allegedly dumped metal debris on Interstate 78, damaging more than a dozen vehicles.
On Tuesday, the New Jersey State Police posted on its Facebook and said that at 5:17 a.m., troopers responded to the area of mile post 18.8 for the report of multiple vehicles with damage due to debris in the roadway.
When the police arrived, they discovered that approximately 16 vehicles sustained damage as a result of metal debris in the roadway, according to the post. One vehicle suffered a broken axle and the remaining had flat tires.
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As a result, there were partial lane closures, which created traffic congestion in the area, as troopers worked to remove the debris from the road and motorists and road service crews changed flats.
The State Police, in the Facebook post, also offered up a metaphor for the situation, comparing New Jersey traffic to “mischievous fellow who enjoys toying with your morning commute” and, in the case of the incident on I-78 in Clinton Township on Tuesday, it’s someone who “likes to throw you a giant monkey wrench to start your day.”
There were there were no reported injuries, according to the post.
“The bad news, other than the traffic congestion, is that the driver of the truck transporting the metal did not stick around to see of anyone was seriously hurt, unless they didn’t realize what happened,” the State Police wrote. “So, we’d like to have a word with him or her either way.”
Troopers are asking anyone with information to contact Perryville Station at 908-730-7042. Anonymous tips are welcome. There is no suspect vehicle description at this time.
Staff Writer Nick Muscavage: 908-243-6615; firstname.lastname@example.org
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