Monmouth County residents deal with icy road conditions after weekend snow
Although the roads have been mostly plowed since this weekend's snowstorm, many Monmouth County residents say they spent Monday dealing with icy road conditions.
Frigid temperatures turned packed snow that plows couldn't scrape off into solid ice. Residents say driving conditions became dangerous because tires weren't able to get traction on the roads.
"You have to be careful," says Roger Truex. "It's just slippery in spots when you go to stop. You just got to slow down."
Many of the narrow streets in historic Ocean Grove had cars parked on one side, which made it difficult for plows to thoroughly clear the snow.
Temperatures Monday afternoon were in the upper-teens in Monmouth County. Manasquan resident Kathryn McKean says that even bundled up, she was still cold while shoveling snow. Roads in Manasquan were mostly clear, according to McKean.
Icing on roads was expected to become more of an issue with Monday night's dropping temperatures. Freezing rain is also expected Tuesday.
State officials are warning New Jersey motorists to drive slowly and carefully and give themselves plenty of time to stop in icy conditions.