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Route 22 Re-Opened After Transformer Fires

King George Road remains closed as crews repair transformers near White Castle.

UPDATE: More than a dozen PSE&G work trucks are at the intersection of Green Brook Road and Route 22, working to replace a burned-up transformer and reconnect a number of power wires currently draping Greenbrook Road at the intersection.

The traffic light on Route 22 is still out, but lights at Cramer Road and WarrenvilleRoad that had been out earlier are working. PSE&G is not reporting any outages, but police say residents in the area north of Route 22 are without power.

Northbound traffic on Greenbrook Road is being detoured to Greenbrook Road east to Cramer Road for access to Route 22.

Original story: A series of transformer fires at Route 22 and King George Road in Green Brook overnight closed the road at times.

said northbound and southbound traffic on Kings Road remains blocked, but Route 22 has been re-opened Wednesday morning.

The first reports of a transfomer on fire were reported at Tuesday night at 10:22 p.m. By 4:30 a.m., Route 22 was reopened as crews worked to repair the power lines.

Route 22 is currently open, but police say King George Road is closed as crews work on repairing transformers near the restaurant.

Watchung-GreenBrook Patch will update this article as the story develops. 

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