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Minor Accidents on Bernards Roads, Police Urge Drivers to Avoid Travel

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Somerville Road in Basking Ridge, mid-day on Tuesday. By Joe Sperling
Somerville Road in Basking Ridge, mid-day on Tuesday. By Joe Sperling

Bernards Township roads remained snow-covered and slippery as of shortly after 3 p.m. on Tuesday, township police said, and snow and blowing were expected to increase through the night, at the same time the temperatures should be dropping into single digits.

Police added there had been about half a dozen minor motor vehicle crashes reported. Police also had had responded to a handful of calls to assist stranded motorists, said Police Lt. Ted Reese.

"If at all possible residents should avoid traveling on the roadways until the storm passes and the roads can be cleared," Reese said.

The Bernards Township Library had closed at about 3 p.m., and evening recreation programs also were canceled by the Bernards Township recreation department.

100 Percent Chance of Snow Through Night

The National Weather Service was predicting 100 percent chance of snow overnight, with a total accumulation expected of 5 to 9 inches during the day, and another 3 to 5 inches into the early morning hours. The temperature in northern Somerset County was predicted at 7 degrees, with blowing conditions to prevail.

 

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