Central Jersey residents, commuters struggle with first snowfall in two years

News 12 reporter Jim Murdoch saw four crashes along the same stretch of Interstate 295 in the Lawrence Township area, which left vehicles in the guardrails and trees.

Jim Murdoch

Jan 16, 2024, 10:13 PM

Updated 188 days ago

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Parts of Central Jersey saw their first accumulating snow in nearly two years - before it turned to ice.
It was time to dust the spider webs off your snow shovels.
Around 1 ½ inches of snow fell in Pennington, followed by two bouts of some freezing rain. That made for a tough go of it driving on the highways.
News 12 reporter Jim Murdoch saw four crashes along the same stretch of Interstate 295 in the Lawrence Township area, which left vehicles in the guardrails and trees.
Meanwhile, a lot of people shoveled the icy slush off sidewalks and driveways before the big freeze.
"I think to get it off, get it off now they're saying so it doesn't freeze up too much it'll be hard as a rock tomorrow morning just going to try and get most of it off tonight," said Leigh Abey, of Pennington.
The wintry precipitation left a glaze of ice on trees. Any wet spots on untreated roads will freeze quickly Tuesday night as the temperatures are expected to be some of the coldest we felt all winter.


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