MAHWAH, N.J. -- A worker was trapped in the back of a utility vehicle and had to be extricated after a crash that temporarily closed northbound Route 17 in Mahwah Thursday afternoon.
There was no immediate word on injuries after the three-vehicle collision at a highway work site just before 3:30 p.m.
A loaded passenger van and a four-door sedan were also involved.
Van occupants found warmth in the lobby of a nearby office building.
Traffic quickly backed up into Ramsey.
All lanes were eventually reopened within an hour.
Boyd A. Loving contributed to this article.
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