Fallen wire near Metropark delays NJ Transit trains, Parkway traffic
A fallen wire near Metropark caused 45 minute delays for NJ Transit and caused big delays on the Garden State Parkway.
"We had a wire come down in the area and aren’t able to use the track that services the westbound platform at Metropark," Amtrak spokesman Craig Schultz wrote in an email, adding that their engineering staff is making repairs.
All lanes on the Parkway were reopened after 11 a.m. according to New Jersey Fast Traffic.
State Police spokesman trooper Alejandro Goez said the wire fell from the overpass carrying trains over the Parkway onto the highway. "No cars or poles came onto the Parkway but there were a few accidents but nothing serious," Goez said. adding that the power needed to be cut to the wires before repairs could begin.
The cause of the wire falling is still under investigation according to Schultz.
NJ Transit said those heading westbound to Metropark can continue west to Metuchen and take an eastbound train back to Metropark. Customers boarding at Metropark heading west towards Trenton must take an eastbound train to Rahway and then take a train going west toward Trenton.