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Serious accident involving Paramus school bus shuts down Route 80 in Mount Olive


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A serious accident has shut down all lanes on Route 80, west of Exit 25, in Mount Olive.

Two officials said the bus has the Paramus Board of Education logo on its side. Mount Olive Mayor Rob Greenbaum said he rushed to the scene and was observing the rescue efforts from an overpass overlooking Route 80 west. 

“There’s an incredible emergency response from throughout Morris County and by State Police. It’s a horrific scene.”

He said the bus was “mangled,” with its chassis detached from the rest of the vehicle.  

“We are assessing one of the kids from the accident,” Pam garretson, spokeswoman for St. Joseph’s Medical Center in PAterson/ St. Joseph’s We believe another one is on the way. Two patients being assessed.

According to 511nj.org, there are injuries and all vehicles are being detoured with a five to 10 minute delay. The accident involved a school bus, said Hackettstown Police Sgt. Darren Tynan. New Jersey State Police tweeted that a dump truck was also involved in the crash.

Multiple patients are being transported to the Hackettstown Medical Center but the number is unknown, Tynan said. Allamuchy is also sending out ambulance units to the scene.

New Jersey State Police did not immediately return calls for information.

Check back for more on this breaking news story.

Crash investigation on Route 80 by mile marker 25. Route 80 closed both directions. Westbound traffic being diverted at exit 26. Expect heavy traffic and delays on Route 46.

— Mount Olive Police (@MOPD) May 17, 2018

I-80, west of Exit 25 – Rte. 206 (Mount Olive) closed in both directions due to vehicle accident. Use alternate routes, use caution. Expect delays.

— NJDOT (@NJDOT_info) May 17, 2018

#NJSP investigating serious MVA westbound on I-80 @ MP 25 in Mount Olive Twp, Morris County involving a school bus and dump truck. All lanes shut down. No further information available at this time. #Alert

— NJSP – State Police (@NJSP) May 17, 2018

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