Why was Route 22 closed for nine hours af­ter ac­ci­dent?

The Morning Call - - TOWN SQUARE -

It is dif­fi­cult to un­der­stand how a two-ve­hi­cle rear-end traf­fic ac­ci­dent with no fa­tal­i­ties could end up clos­ing Route 22 for al­most nine hours.

Any sud­den ma­jor road clos­ing is dan­ger­ous in that it forces thou­sands to seek al­ter­nate routes, miss ap­point­ments and flights — you name it. Many driv­ers make con­fused, risky moves and can eas­ily cause new ac­ci­dents.

Of course an in­ves­ti­ga­tion of any ac­ci­dent is needed, But how much of this time is sim­ply bu­reau­cratic in­er­tia among re­spond­ing of­fi­cials with not enough pri­or­ity given to quickly re­open­ing the road? Philip Klopp Wil­liams Town­ship

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