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.