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VIDEO: Hear firsthand how NJDOT staff responded and reopened Route 46 in Warren County in just 12 days following landslide

KNOWLTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County)Torrential rain fall last month caused a landslide—covering a portion of Route 46 in Knowlton Township in soil, stones, and trees.

Route 46 was closed in both directions between Manunka Chunk Road/Upper Serapta Road and CR 519/Hope Bridgeville Road on Sunday, July 16 at around 8:30 a.m.

Following torrential downpours, a flooded stream in the Beaver Brook Wildlife Management Area breeched a natural berm resulting in water and debris flowing down the side of the mountain and onto approximately a half-mile of Route 46 between Manunka Chunk Road/Upper Serapta Road and CR 519/Hope Bridgeville Road.

The berm, which is on New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) property, had to be stabilized and repaired to stop the flow of water down the hill.

(Photo Credit | Doug Steinhardt/Facebook)

To begin that process, NJDOT had to build a dirt road – approximately one mile in length – leading to the access point of the natural berm. After the berm was stabilized, remaining debris was removed and any necessary repairs were completed.

NJDOT crews worked around the clock with NJDEP and local authorities to carry out the necessary work as quickly as and as safely as possible.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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