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Six Car Rush Hour Pile Up on 208 leads to Major Delays

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the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Hawthorne NJ, A six (6) vehicle, late Monday afternoon, 07/08, chain reaction crash on Route 208 southbound in Hawthorne left only the right shoulder open for travel, which caused major delays for rush hour commuters. No injuries were reported in the pile up, but tow trucks were summoned to remove five (5) wrecked vehicles from the highway. Glen Rock Police assisted Hawthorne Police at the scene.

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Injured Snapping Turtle Blocks Traffic on Route 208

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the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Hawthorne NJ, An injured snapping turtle slowed traffic on Route 208 southbound near Goffle Road in Hawthorne on Sunday morning, 06/16. Hawthorne Police wisely established a safety zone until the injured turtle could be safely removed from the roadway by Tyco Animal Control Services.

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Clothing Discovered in Bizarre Incident off Route 208

Dave C. reported this on his Facebook page

Fair lawn NJ, These clothes were found, as is, today.. 25 feet from our garage… and about 500 feet from route 208. Local police were called, the officer who came out said no ID in the clothing … nothing can be done. We feel it’s a bit bizzarre how they were all clumped up… and seemingly … deliberately stashed in the wooded area behind our garage and where our daughter plays with her friends….. many others seem to think it’s the work of paramedics cutting the clothes off a trauma victim etc… which makes sense… I see it… but clumped all together, way off the highway… literally… almost in our backyard… makes no sense…my neighbors are unsettled… my family is unsettled….and…. if anyone recognizes this outfit, and feels as if it’s something more serious than a random paramedic, or crash victim disposing of their clothes …. 500 feet from the shoulder of a major highway, in a patch of woods….here you go… We have lived here a long time .. I have seen many accidents on 208 myself… firsthand, right near here…. we are in this wooded area very often… and this is something very out of the ordinary that seems really questionable. I guess this is my last ditch effort…. but, God forbid it is as sinister as it appears to be….. we would want someone doing the same if it were one of our loved ones, or our daughter who once wore the clothes. Maybe it’s a prank, or high school kids brought it all here from the highway…. but it wasn’t the wind, and it wasn’t animals.. they were all found clumped up together, in the woods… near, a small creek…. a natural gas Pipeline… a major highway and our actual, backyard. That said, as parents…. it’s hard to act like this isn’t creepy. Hopefully there’s a reasonable explanation. But, animals and wind don’t ball it all up like actual dirty laundry.

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Vehicle Theft Alert – There has been an increase in stolen vehicles in our area. Lock your vehicles and take the keys!

glen rock police!

June 15,2018
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Glen Rock NJ, Law Enforcement agencies along the Rt. 208, 17 & 4 Corridor have been experiencing a rise in the theft of high-end vehicles. In ALL cases the vehicles were unlocked with the key-fobs left in them. If a target vehicle in unlocked, and no keys are left in the vehicle, actor(s) remove valuables left in the vehicle.
LOCK YOUR VEHICLES AND TAKE THE KEYS WITH YOU!

Address/Location
Glen Rock Police Department
1 Harding Plaza
Glen Rock, NJ 07452

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Multi Car Collision Send Two to Hackensack Medical Center

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June 13,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Glen Rock NJ, A three (3) vehicle, Tuesday afternoon, 06/12, collision on Route 208 southbound in Glen Rock resulted in two (2) injuries that required ambulance transport to Hackensack University Medical Center’s main campus. Three (3) wrecked vehicles were removed from the highway by flatbed tow trucks. Glen Rock Police and EMS responded. A Hawthorne Police patrol unit assisted with traffic control.

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Crash Shuts Down Route 208 in Hawthorne

Crash Shuts Down Route 208 in Hawthorne

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March 21,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Hawthorne NJ, A Tuesday night, 03/20, rollover crash involving two (2) vehicles on Route 208 northbound near Lincoln Avenue in Hawthorne caused a temporary closure of the highway and resulted in two (2) individuals being transported by ambulance to the hospital. Hawthorne Police, Fire department, and EMS personnel responded and were assisted with traffic control by police officers from Glen Rock Police and Ridgewood Police. A paramedic team from The Valley Hospital assisted Hawthorne EMTs with patient evaluation. Injuries to both victims appeared to have been non life threatening. The rolled over vehicle was removed from the scene by a flatbed tow truck.

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No injuries were reported for 208 Crash in Wyckoff

whycoff police and fire

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November 21,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Wyckoff NJ, No injuries were reported by the occupants of a 4-door passenger sedan that overshot the exit ramp and crashed into a wooded area while exiting Route 208 southbound at Cedar Hill Avenue in Wyckoff on Monday evening, 11/20. Wyckoff Police and Fire Department personnel responded to the incident. The wrecked vehicle was removed from the scene by a flatbed tow truck. Entrance and exit ramps to/from Route 208 southbound at Cedar Hill Avenue, Wyckoff were temporarily closed while emergency crews worked at the scene.

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Route 2018 in Hawthorne Closed for a time Due to Flooding Sunday

Route 2018 in Hawthorne Closed for a time Due to Flooding Sunday

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October 30,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Hawthorne NJ, Route 208 southbound at Goffle Road in Hawthorne was temporarily closed due to flooding on Sunday afternoon, 10/29. Hawthorne Police and DPW employees cleared at least two (2) storm drains of fallen leaves in the vicinity of the NYS&W railroad crossing before the roadway could be reopened.

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Car drives into Open Construction Trench on Goffle Road under Route 208 in Hawthorne.

Car drives into Open Construction Trench on Goffle Road under Route 208 in Hawthorne

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September 27,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Hawthorne NJ, No injuries were reported following a Tuesday evening, 09/26, crash in which a 4-door sedan was inadvertently driven into an open construction trench on Goffle Road under Route 208 in Hawthorne. The vehicle was removed from its predicament by a flatbed tow truck. Hawthorne Police officers were on the scene monitoring traffic flow at the construction site when the incident occurred. No word from officers on the scene as to whether any summonses would be issued in connection with the crash. The driver was provided with a “courtesy” ride home by Hawthorne Police.

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Glen Rock Police respond to chain reaction collision on Route 208

Glen Rock police EMS

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August 18,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Glen Rock NJ, Glen Rock Police responded to a four (4) vehicle, chain reaction collision on Route 208 northbound near Harristown Road on Thursday afternoon, 08/17. One (1) person was transported by a Glen Rock EMS ambulance to The Valley Hospital with non life threatening arm and leg injuries. All four (4) vehicles sustained damage that required their respective removal from the scene by flatbed tow trucks. Fair Lawn Police assisted with traffic control.