Winter storm road conditions slow drivers along NJ roads and parkways
Anyone who made it into work by car during Tuesday morning’s snowfall will have a slow drive home due to road conditions.
The snowfall and light rain seem to have stopped, making conditions on the Garden State Parkway easier to navigate. Salt spreaders also took over lanes to continue treatment into the evening in anticipation of falling temperatures.
To the north, major roads like Route 46 and Route 3 were wet with an occasional layer of slush dividing car lanes.
Drivers seemed to have slowed down in the snow - the average speed was 45 to 50 mph.
While trucks spreading salt on the parkway are easy to find, that wasn’t the case along ramps off of Route 23, where an SUV overturned while trying to exit onto Boonton Road in Wayne. That accident took place just before noon. A driver skidded on the slush and ice and hit a utility pole.
Other local roads were plowed, but not necessarily safe to drive at normal speeds.
News 12 also had a chance to swing by Two Bridges Road in Fairfield, New Jersey where the Pompton River and Passaic River merge. While there was a strong current, the water was not threatening any homes along the waterfront.
Heavy rain in recent weeks has flooded neighborhoods in nearby Wayne Township. On Tuesday, those homes weren’t taking on any floodwater.