Last-minute shoppers face long wait at register and in traffic

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While many last-minute holiday shoppers were prepared for lines and crowds inside the malls and shops, many forgot about the traffic getting to and from their shopping destination.

It took News 12 about 30 minutes to get out of the Menlo Park Mall parking lot in Edison Sunday night.

Traffic jams were reported on roads surrounding New Jersey malls and shopping districts all day and night before Christmas Eve.   

Procrastinators who still need to shop should be prepared to wait at the register and in their cars.

Bergen County didn't experience the same traffic problems Sunday. All the malls there were closed on Sunday due to the blue laws.

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