Traffic in Ramapo and surrounding areas is facing significant congestion following a major accident this morning on the New York State Thruway Southbound. The incident, which occurred at Mile Marker 25 between Exits 14B and 14A, involved a dump-truck carrying hot asphalt. The truck reportedly rolled over, causing a spill of hot asphalt across all southbound lanes, leading to the closure of the Thruway in that direction.
Efforts are currently underway to clean up the spill and restore normal traffic flow. Authorities believe that a southbound lane may be reopened by 11:30AM to alleviate some of the traffic pressure, although cleanup operations are expected to continue. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and seek alternative routes. The heavier traffic volume on local routes is directly attributed to this incident.
Travelers can stay updated on the situation by checking the latest news from the New York State Thruway Authority. Further information regarding the cause of the accident and the expected time for complete roadway clearance will be provided as it becomes available. Drivers are encouraged to exercise caution and patience while navigating the affected and surrounding areas.