Snow and Accidents, Mosque Traffic Report Top Local News
Also, car and ambulance collision in Bernardsville.
A traffic expert testifying on behalf of a proposed mosque in Liberty Corner disputed the previous advice from township professionals that the 4,200-square-foot house of worship should have 110 parking spaces. The expert said actual counts at other mosques don't justify those numbers — but township professionals and Planning Board members questioned the methodology and formulas for obtaining those counts.
State Police from Somerville said there actually were 14 to 15 accidents within roughly an hour as snow, ice and rain fell on Friday afternoon. Fortunately, no major injuries were reported.
A Bedminster teen's car collided with a Bernardsville First Aid Squad ambulance when she tried to turn into the train station off Mine Brook Road, after she told police she also saw a vehicle with flashing lights behind her, a borough police report said. The crash resulted in five people, including two in the car and three volunteers with the Bernardsville First Aid Squad, being transported to Morristown Medical Center, according to authorities. The driver of the car received a ticket for careless driving, according to police.
A natural gas leak and problems with boilers kept Bernards Town Hall at 1 Collyer Lane closed for more than a day, from Monday into Tuesday, but the building opened well in time for a Township Planning Board meeting on Tuesday night.
Basking Ridge and northern Somerset County looked like a winter wonderland by Friday night — but there were few people out to see it, along with Patch photographer Terry Boudreau.
The Ridge Boys Basketball team put a 19th notch on their record before heading to this week's County Tournament game against Bridgewater-Raritan.