Hazmat investigation prompts evacuations, road closures in Woodbridge

A hazmat investigation in Middlesex County led to several evacuations and closed Route 1 for a time.



Officials say that a tanker belonging to Crestwood Energy had a partially open valve and was giving off a strong odor of fuel.



The Days Inn, Value City and the Ivy Stone Restaurant were evacuated. Traffic on Route 1 shut down and diverted to Route 9, where the two roads split in Woodbridge.



Officials say a closer investigation of the tanker led to the realization that the tanker had already unloaded its fuel. There was no danger to the public.



Route 1 reopened by 8:30 p.m., and authorities cleared the local businesses to resume operations.


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