Two accidents snarl traffic on Route 58

Published 9:41 am Thursday, February 13, 2020

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Two separate accidents on Route 58 eastbound near the landfill backed up traffic on Thursday morning.

Suffolk Police and Suffolk Fire & Rescue responded to the crashes, which were reported at 7 and 7:15 a.m. The first involved a passenger vehicle that left the roadway and hit a guardrail, landing in the water-filled ditch in the center median. Two occupants were treated for minor injuries.

The second accident was a rear-end collision involving two vehicles in the same area. No injuries were reported in that crash.

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One lane of travel was open while first responders cleared the scene and awaited tow trucks. The cause of the accidents remains under investigation.