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Major Traffic Alerts: Saturday, March 23

9:22 a.m. - Route 22 westbound - CLOSED at Vossellar Ave in Bound Brook with an overturned truck and fuel leak

7:16 a.m. - NJ Transit - MidTown Direct diverted to Hoboken terminal due to an Amtrak train derailment in Penn Station New York.

Amtrak is calling it an "unforeseen mechanical issue" with their Train 89 called the Palmetto bound for Savannah, Georgia, as it departed the station. The situation has been "corrected," according to Amtrak's Twitter account.

Amtrak also tweeted about "disabled maintenance equipment" in the path of departing trains.

New York's Office of Emergency Management called it a "work train derailment."

Customers can transfer to PATH to continue service to New York.

NJ Transit rail tickets and passes are being cross honored by PATH at Newark, Hoboken and 33rd St.

TRAFFIC NOTES:

Route 29/Interstate 195/Interstate 295 - The eastbound ramp at exit 1A to I-295 southbound will be closed and detoured overnight on Sunday from 5 p.m. - 5 a.m. and Monday night from 7 p.m. - 6 a.m. for bridge repairs in Hamilton. This work was originally scheduled for Thursday, March 21 and Friday, March 22 but was rescheduled because of weather.

Interstate 295/Route 29 - Several ramp closures are in effect through June 24.

The three closures starting are:

  • I-295 southbound (former I-95 north) exit ramp to Route 29 northbound (first exit in New Jersey coming from Pennsylvania) Detour: Continue along I-295 South to Exit 73A (Scotch Road North), use the exit’s loop ramps to make a U-turn onto I-295 North for return to the Route 29 interchange (Exit 76) and the ramp to Route 29 North.
  • I-295 northbound exit ramp (former I-95 south) to Route 29 southbound (last exit in New Jersey). Detour: Proceed across the Scudder Falls Bridge for a U-turn at the Taylorsville Road interchange (Exit 10) in Pennsylvania, taking I-295 South across the bridge for connection with Route 29 South via the first New Jersey exit ramp and the downstream circle.
  • Route 29 southbound and northbound entry ramps to I-295 northbound  (former I-95 south)  (to get onto the Scudder Falls Bridge into Pennsylvania). Detour: Proceed into the downstream circle and use the ramp for I-295 South, proceed Exit 73A (Scotch Road North), use the exit’s loop ramps to make a U-turn onto I-295 North and travel across the bridge to I-295 West in Pennsylvania.