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BREAKING: Two Officers Injured in Newark Crash as Freezing Rain Creates Black Ice on Roads in New Jersey

By rlsmetro on
New Jersey

Two police officers are being rushed to the hospital after a crash caused non-fatal injuries in Newark's East Ward Wednesday morning. 

It happened around 6:10 a.m. on Truck Route 1&9 and Raymond Boulevard. 

Preliminary reports from the scene indicated that the officers were struck by a vehicle while directing traffic  causing back and head injuries. Weather is being blamed on the crash. 

Police departments around NJ are reporting multiple crashes resulting from nasty weather, causing roads to freeze and black ice to form on streets and major highways. 

These are some of the crashes that are being reported since 5:30 a.m. in NJ: 

5:37 a.m. I-280 east in West Orange caused police to close the right lane. 

5:44 a.m. Tonnele Circle in Jersey City, police reported closing all lanes from Newark and Kearny for multiple crashes. 

6:02 a.m. Scudder Mills Road crash with an overturned vehicle in Plainsboro Township.

6:12 a.m. Route 1&9 near the prison is a two-car crash with injuries. 

6:22 a.m.  NJ-34 Old Bridge, a garbage truck crashed into a car causing fatal injuries. 

6:24 a.m. Multiple crashes on NJ-208 in Fair Lawn.

6:27 a.m. Route 17 closed; Police reported that the road is a "Sheet of Ice." 

6:28  a.m. I-78 local lanes Elizabeth Avenue in Newark, police have the left lanes closed due to a crash. 

6:34 a.m. Sailer Court at Jefferson Avenue, police reporting pedestrian down after car lost control and slammed into the person. 

6:35 a.m. Crash closes Route 22 West at Bloy Street in Hillside & Route 22 East at Springfield Road. 

6:39 a.m. Route 3 westbound has multiple crashed vehicles in East Rutherford near NJ-120.

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6:42 a.m. Multiple crashes cause heavy delays on NJ-21 in Belleville. 

Use caution and stay safe, NJ!