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Happening Now: Serious Accident Near Route 896 In Newark


Newark – Rescue crews, along with Newark Police (NPD) Officers have responded to an injury accident on Old Chestnut Hill Road at Route 896 for an injury accident.

Police are reporting that the accident is “pretty serious.” Traffic is backing up in the area.

Update: Command has placed the scene under control.

Although the call came out as multiple injuries we have not heard any reports of injuries from arriving crews.

We will update this incident when more information becomes available.


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