Why was Route 22 closed for nine hours after accident?
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