Route 18 in Monmouth County still not passable after snow

TRENTON - (AP) - More than 24 hours after the snow stoppedfalling over New Jersey, officials are still checking to make surepeople aren't still stranded in their cars on highways.

State Police Spokesman Sgt. Stephen Jones said Tuesday thatRoute 18 in Monmouth County remains a trouble spot.

At least 60 vehicles that ventured out early Monday got stuck -and that made it impossible for plows to clear the roads.

He says 11 people were rescued from vehicles late Monday andearly Tuesday.

Jones says State Police helicopters are being sent out Tuesdaymorning to reach stranded vehicles - and make sure no one is inthem.

Route 18 won't reopen until cars are moved and plowing can becompleted.

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