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Route 1 Shut Down Due To Rollover Crash Near Townsend

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Middletown – Crews are responding to a serious accident involving multiple vehicles with a possible rollover  on Route 1 between Old State Road and Blackbird Landing.

Route 1 SB is closed at 299. NB Traffic is crawling due to onlookers.

Reports from the scene indicate that Trooper 4 is on its way to medivac a patient.

HAZMAT is headed to the scene for some sort of spill. This will be a long process. Avoid Route 1.

Update 5:35 PM Officials are about to close the left lane of Route 1 NB.

Update: 5:40 PM HAZMAT has arrived on scene.

State Police have issued a statement

Middletown – The Delaware State Police are currently investigating a multiple vehicle crash on SR 1 southbound near SR 299 which occurred at around 4:57 p.m. this afternoon. At this time it is unknown how many people are injured and the extent of their injuries.

SR 1 south in the area of the crash is currently closed. Commuters are advised to use caution in the area of the crash as troopers are continuing to investigate the collision.

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Image Credits: HAZMAT 30, DelDOT

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