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Route 295 closes in Bellmawr, semis line up as man appears ready to jump

BELLMAWR (JULY 30, 2018)— A potential jumper led to the closure of in one of the busiest areas of Route 295 in South Jersey on Sunday morning July 29.

The highway was closed and traffic detoured off in both directions at exit 28 for Route 168 (Black Horse Pike) in Bellmawr between 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., according to Trooper Alejandro Goez, a spokesman for State Police.

Goez said State Police were called in to assist with the road closure for a "well being check" but could not confirm reports of a possible jumper on the overpass.  Bellmawr police referred a call to Mount Ephraim police who have not yet returned a message.