Heavy delays after crash closes Route 72 Causeway

     (Image: Google Maps)

    (Image: Google Maps)

    UPDATE: The span is open in both directions as of 9:15 a.m. 

    Anyone planning on traveling to or from Long Beach Island around 9 a.m. today should wait.

    That’s because the Route 72 Causeway is closed in both directions due to a motor vehicle crash on the span, which links Stafford and Long Beach Island, according to 511nj.org. 

    At 8:35 a.m., JSHN contributor Victor Crowell reported being at a “dead stop” on the bridge, while Suzanne SD remarked “no movement” since 8:10 a.m.

    The Surf City Fire Department reported two of its vehicles and personnel working at the scene.

    Google Maps reports heavy delays extending into Stafford and Long Beach Island. 

    No additional information was immediately available. 

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