NEW JERSEY – New Jersey State Patrol troopers had already responded to more than 340 collisions and 295 aid calls as of 10 a.m. this morning, as a brutal nor’easter sweeps across the upper Atlantic coast.
NJ.com reports that Gov. Phil Murphy announced the numbers at a press conference this morning, adding that the Department of Transportation responded to an additional 224 aid requests. Because the NJSP monitors New Jersey’s major roads and highways, these numbers leave out incidents on the state’s smaller thoroughfares, which are the jurisdiction of local police forces and constabularies.
“(There are) too many cars on the road,” Gov. Murphy said. “Period. There’s just too many people out there. You’ve got to get off the roads, folks,” he said.
The numbers are likely to continue throughout the day and into tomorrow, as the storm drops two feet of snow on the region.
We will continue to monitor this developing story, and will update this blog when possible.
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