UPDATE – West Lacey Road Chemical Spill – At 2:20 a.m., West Lacey Road was reopened for traffic after being closed due to a chemical spill on West Lacey Road near Aspen Road. The spill was discovered at 10:41 p.m. on Sunday, August 10, 2014, leading to a 5 mile stretch of roadway being closed for nearly 4 hours (10:45 p.m. to 2:20 a.m.). The Bamber Lake Fire Company responded along with the Berkeley Hazmat Unit. The 5 mile section of West Lacey Road from the Garden State Parkway to Dover Road was closed due to the chemical spill. Preliminary investigation indicates that a truck carrying 55 gallon containers of fluid left the roadway and crashed into the woods along West Lacey Road. The truck left the scene spilling diesel fuel in the roadway and leaving behind several 55 gallon containers of fluid within the woods along the roadway. The roadway was opened to traffic at 2:20 a.m., Monday August 11, 2014, after Berkeley Hazmat cleared the scene. The NJDEP was notified by Berkeley Hazmat and will be responding to deal with the location of the spill within the wooded area. Officer Robert Flynn and Officer Jeffrey Slota of the Lacey Township Police Department have been assigned to handle the traffic accident investigation.
Anyone with information regarding the accident is asked to contact the Lacey Township Police Department at 609.693.6636 or submit an anonymous crime tip through the police department website at www.LaceyPD.org/crime-tips/.