Crash closes portion of Route 9 in Stafford

    Firefighters on the scene of a crash involving an overturned truck on Route 9 in Stafford this afternoon. (Photo courtesy of Roman Isaryk‎)

    Firefighters on the scene of a crash involving an overturned truck on Route 9 in Stafford this afternoon. (Photo courtesy of Roman Isaryk‎)

    A portion of Route 9 in Stafford is closed this afternoon due to a motor vehicle crash. 

    Shortly before 2 p.m., a truck overturned just north of Bay Avenue, resulting in a fuel spill, according to emergency radio transmissions.

    A hazardous materials unit is on the scene to clean the substance. 

    A release from the Stafford Township Police Department states the Route 9 is closed between Bay Avenue and Hilliard Drive due to downed wires and poles. Police say a detour is in place and to expect delays through the evening commute. 

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    It was not immediately known if there were any injuries. 

    AC Electric is reporting slightly over 1,000 customers without power in the area and estimates restoration by 4:00 p.m.

    The police investigation is ongoing. 

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