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6/24/2024 - Alert: Road Collapse Maple Avenue, Downe TWP

Public Notice

Road Collapse Alert

Attention Residents and Commuters,

We regret to inform you that due to unforeseen circumstances, a significant portion of Maple Avenue in Downe Township has collapsed. This incident has resulted in severe damage, making the road impassable and posing a serious risk to public safety.

Details of the Incident:

  • Location: Maple Avenue, Downe Township, NJ / 39.263856, -75.111182
  • Date and Time of Collapse: June 21, 2024, around 4:00 AM
  • Extent of Damage: A failed pipe has caused a complete road collapse on Maple Avenue. The road is closed indefinitely.

Immediate Actions Taken:

  • Downe Twp OEM and Public Works and Cumberland County Public Works have been on site to assess the situation and provide necessary assistance.
  • The affected area has been cordoned off to prevent access.
  • Traffic has been diverted to alternative routes to ensure the safety of all commuters.

Alternative Routes:

  • Hickman Ave to Turkey Point Road

Safety Instructions:

  • Avoid the affected area and follow the detour signs.
  • Drive cautiously and be aware of increased traffic on alternative routes.
  • Keep updated with the latest information through local news and official channels.

Contact Information:

For further information or assistance, please contact Barbara Young at 856-453-2192 or visit our website at

We apologize for the inconvenience caused and appreciate your cooperation in ensuring the safety and efficiency of the road network. Updates will be provided as more information becomes available.

Thank you for your understanding.



Kevin Smaniotto

Director of Public Works & Property

County of Cumberland



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