Barricade Situation Shuts Down Road Monday In Gloucester County

October 24, 2023 by News Staff

Both directions of Route 17 in Gloucester County near the dump in the Owl Trap area were closed for a time Monday due to a law enforcement investigation. There are few details at this time, but the Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office confirmed around 10:45 a.m. that deputies were working an incident in the area (13000 block of George Washington Memorial Highway) and they were asking people to use Adner or Woods Cross roads for a detour, and stay away from the area. Also, Petsworth Elementary was placed on a modified lockdown, which means no one was allowed to go outside during the police activity. The Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office said there was a peaceful resolution to the barricade situation from earlier Monday and the person involved is getting medical treatment.