UPDATE: Traffic has improved significantly at 5:00 p.m.
Motorists can expect heavy residual delays on Route 9 through Howell following an accident that resulted in a road closure early afternoon Tuesday.
The highway was closed in both directions until around 2:50 p.m., according to a report on Monmouth County Police, Fire & EMS, a news outlet that covers breaking news in Monmouth County.
The closure was due to a truck striking a utility pole and taking down wires, the report said.
Southbound lanes were closed at County Route 524, while northbound lanes were blocked at Strickland Road shortly after 2 p.m., according to the report.
Google Traffic indicates heavy traffic in both directions through the area at 3:15 p.m.
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