UPDATE: As of 4:45 p.m., the roadway is open, according to the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department.
The Route 72 LBI Causeway is closed mid-afternoon due to a motor vehicle crash.
According to the Long Beach Township Police Department, both eastbound and westbound lanes are closed as of 3:30 p.m. The causeway connects the mainland with Long Beach Island.
JSHN contributor Patti Migliazza Rokosz said the accident directly behind her vehicle.
“A large truck hauling a boat drifted into our lane coming on the island. We had to get all the way over. The truck hit the car head on directly behind us,” she said. “We were the last car to get on the island. If it had been us, we’d be hurt really bad. We were driving a Mini. Hope all are ok.”
Police say to avoid the area and expect delays.
Traffic is heavy in the area, according to Google Maps.
No additional information was immediately available.