January 21, 2022

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All main Princeton area roads open, including Route 1, as officials in the region continue to assess storm damage (updated 6 p.m.) –

Workers make emergency repairs to the bridge on Route 601 between Montgomery High School and Route 518 on Saturday. Photo: Konkus Bridge Contractors.

Mercer Street in Princeton is now open after being closed for more than a month for a bridge construction project. All other roads in Princeton are open as of Saturday, with the exception of Quaker Road, which was closed earlier so a sinkhole could be fixed. (Editor’s note: We called Princeton Police Dispatch on Saturday and were told all roads were open including Quaker Road, but readers have reported that Quaker Road is still closed.)

In Lawrence, all roads are open as of Saturday afternoon, including the northbound lanes of Route 1. The northbound stretch of the highway from Strawberry Street in Trenton to 295 in Lawrence was reopened Friday night after crews made emergency repairs.

All roads in West Windsor, East Windsor, Plainsboro, and South Brunswick are also open. In Hopewell Township, all main roads are open, including Route 29. Some smaller residential roads are still closed.

Canal Road is still closed in Rocky Hill. Don’t try to drive on Canal Road. Residents say people making attempts to drive on Canal Road are getting stuck in the mud and having to turn around. Route 518 is now open in Rocky Hill.

Franklin Township roads are now open with the exception of Canal Road and Weston Canal Road between School House Road and Cottontail Lane.

In Montgomery, River Road (Route 533) is open again. Several bridges are closed pending assessments and repairs by Somerset County, including bridges on Burnt Hill Road near the Lower Middle School; Route 601 near the High School and Inverness Drive; the Mill Pond bridge on Dead Tree Run; and three bridges on Hollow Road. The Griggstown Causeway and the Route 518 bridge over the Millstone River are open.

The Bessie Grover Park along Rock Brook in Montgomery has been destroyed. The water treatment plant on River Road near Rocky Hill was also severely damaged, releasing untreated water into the Millstone River. Residents have been told to avoid contact with all floodwaters. Potable water is available for free at the municipal building in Montgomery for any resident concerned about the safety of their water. For residents who need to throw away storm-damaged items, the container facility in Belle Mead will be open next week, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

A handful of Trenton residents were still without power on Saturday, but otherwise, power has been restored to all PSE&G customers in the region.

A vehicle in the woods behind a bus stop near the intersection of Route 106 and Montgomery Road in Montgomery Township. Photo: Kevin Wilkes.
A vehicle in the woods behind a bust stop near the intersection of Route 106 and Montgomery Road in Montgomery Township. Photo: Kevin Wilkes.
Damage to a bus stop on Route 206 in Montgomery. Photo by Kevin Wilkes.
Storm debris at a bus stop on Route 206 in Montgomery. Photo by Kevin Wilkes.
Workers make emergency repairs to the bridge on Route 601 between Montgomery High School and Route 518 on Saturday. Photo: Konkus Bridge Contractors.

Saturday update: All main Princeton area roads open, including Route 1, as officials in the region continue to assess storm damage (updated 6 p.m.)