The water main break occurred earlier this afternoon, causing delays from both directions.
A water main break that occured earlier this afternoon on Route 22 in Watchung at Terrill Road is causing major traffic delays, officials said. There is no access to Route 22 West from Terrill Road, according to a message sent out by the Scotch Plains Police Department through the UC First Alert system. The message stated to avoid the area, if possible. NJ.com is reporting that Lt. Joe Cina of the Watchung Police Department said that traffic is being diverted through the Sears parking lot and nearby jughandle. To sign up for the UC First Alert system, click here.
Much of the information disseminated to Union County residents following Hurricane Sandy was thanks to the UC First Alert program.
Following Superstorm Sandy, many Union County residents felt lost when they were not receiving enough information or alerts from their town. However, some residents were not aware that the County of Union has a system to get information out to residents during a crisis or emergency. Many police departments, fire departments and Offices of Emergency Management, including the Scotch Plains Police Department, sent out alerts and notices for residents via the UC First Alert network in the aftermath of Sandy. "The only significant limitation in our use of the system is the fact that if individual residents, business owners etc. are not registered they will not receive the messages," said Scotch Plains Police Chief Brian Mahoney. Residents can …