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Some residents of Cranford and Clark lost power on this snowy Monday.

Update: 4 p.m.

The 22-year old driver of the vehicle involved of today's early morning crash on Raritan Road has been charged with driving while intoxicated and careless driving by Cranford Police. 

The crash resulted in power outages for some residents of Cranford and Clark on a day a snowstorm closed schools and businesses. 

Tatianne Agostinho, 22, of Newark was treated at University Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. A Municipal Court date was set for Feb. 12. The crash investigation was handled by Det. Russell Luedecker, 

Original story 10:05 a.m.

A female driver was transported to the hospital with injuries following a crash on Raritan Road, near Mohawk Drive, in the early hours of the morning today. 

Cranford Police are declining to release her identity or the extent of her injuries at this time. They said the driver was the only occupant of the vehicle. 

Police responded to the single vehicle crash at 2:43 a.m. and discovered the car had left the roadway and struck a power pole, causing power lines to fall across the roadway. 

The roadway is currently closed, as PSEG continues to make repairs they begun at 3:25 am.  A detour has been set up directing motorists around the blocked roadway using either Centennial Ave or Walnut Ave. Raritan Road is not expected to open soon. 

The crash investigation is being handled by the Cranford Police Traffic Division's Lieut. Edward Davenport or Det. Russell Luedecker. The Cranford Police Dept. number is 908-272-2222.


Linda February 04, 2014 at 06:13 PM


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