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Fender Benders, Salt Trucks On Slippery Roads

Police advise motorists to stay home if possible.

A layer of snow topped with an icy rain made for a nasty mix late Wednesday afternoon. Police reported at least six minor fender benders or cars off the road as of shortly after 4 p.m.  

Bernards Township Police Capt. Ed Byrnes said no serious injuried had been reported as of that time. However, he said that Martinsville Road between Valley Road and I-78 was snow covered, with bad driving conditions and two vehicles stuck, and the township had contacted the Somerset County public works department requesting salters for that location.

Byrnes said township police were advising motorists to stay off area roads as much as possible.

Police Lt. Mike Shimsky also said that township and county department of public works trucks were already out salting roads late Wednesday afternoon. He said power outages are not being anticipated.

The Bernards Township Library twittered that the library would close at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday due to inclement weather.

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