A broken drainage pipe had to be replaced
Mistletoe Avenue is re-opening Friday afternoon, but will close again on Monday for road resurfacing necessitated by repair to a broken drainage pipe, according to Point Borough Public Works. Mistletoe has been closed in both directions between Riverwood Ave and Oak Terrace part of Thursday into Friday because an old, rotted drainage pipe collapsed and had to be replaced, said Michael Pizzi, Public Works Water and Sewer Supervisor on Friday afternoon. The road will be closed for most of the day on Monday so crews can lay the final layer of black coat, which will finish the job, and then the road will be re-opened, Pizzi said. He said earlier reports that there had been a water main break on the road were actually incorrect.
Two crashes resulted in 40-year-old township man losing his life
A township man was struck by two cars and killed Thursday night as he attempted to push his disabled vehicle off Route 70, police said. William J. Cassano, 40, died after being struck as he was attempting to push his disabled Toyota 4Runner SUV to the shoulder of the state highway at approximately 8:43 p.m. The vehicle had become disabled in the center travel lane of Route 70 eastbound approximately 150 feet west of the Burnt Tavern Road Extension, according to Brick Police Sgt. David Bedrosian. During the course of pushing his vehicle, a passerby pulled onto the shoulder of Route 70 to offer assistance to Cassano at about the same time a 1990 Oldsmobile driven by William Cox, 23, of Freehold, hit the disabled 4Runner from behind. The …