Drivers Urged To Stay Off NJ Roads

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey authorities are urging residents to stay indoors and off the roads while a monster winter storm socks the Garden State.

State Police Sgt. Stephen Jones says no major problems were being reported early Sunday afternoon on the New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway and other major roads, though the speed limit had been dropped to 35 mph in several areas.

But numerous accidents and spinouts were reported on local roadways, and conditions were quickly worsening as the day progressed.

Jones says residents should avoid all travel if possible.

But those who must venture out should take cell phones and a “winter weather kit” with blankets, water, food, flashlights and other essential items.

The heaviest snows were expected to fall through midnight, and gusty winds were expected to create blizzard conditions in some areas, especially along the coast.

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  • estelle

    why aren’t you reporting on the 8 hour shut down of the garden state parkway north?

  • Pete Bucky

    The two hour coverage of the storm by CBS tonight was inane. Must we be subjected to every reporter putting a ruler in the snow and saying the snowfall and wind is incredible?

  • melody

    some people are so stupid that they go out driving in the snow and they act very careless and they start to slide and they hit another car or a pole and people get hurt and have to go to the hospital to get fixed up because the pain is really bad and they wish they had a time machine so they could go back to before when they left and then remember what happened and decide to not go out which changes the future and no one got hurt because they never went out.

    stay home.

    • Paul

      I agree with Melody. Last snow storm, as a doctor, I had no choice but to drive in to work, making my way cautiously. 4×4 after 4×4 was overtaking me at incredible speeds as though they were driving to put out a fire. I passed 2 of those vehicles en route, 1 spun out and the other, actually flipped over. Having an all wheel drive vehicle DOES NOT change the laws of physics.

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