For the second day in a row, thousands of Lakewood residents are stuck in bottlenecked traffic jams around Lakewood.
Yesterday, an accident took out a traffic light on Route 88, causing extreme backups for several hours.
To make things worse, a short time later there was another accident which took out a pole, that one at the intersection of Cedarbridge Avenue and Clover Street.
This morning, a driver crashed into a pole on Rt. 88, causing it to snap in half. As a result, traffic has been backed up on multiple arterial roads in Lakewood, including Route 88, Clover Street, Cedarbridge Avenue, New Hampshire Ave., Ridge Avenue and others.
Drivers tell TLS it took them approximately an hour to drive from Pine Street to Ocean Avenue this afternoon.
“People should realize the consequences of their actions,” an official told TLS. “Today’s accident, for example, was caused by a woman who was on her phone and not paying attention,” the official said.