Police Respond to More than 300 Crashes from Winter Storm
Posted on behalf of Lynch Law Firm on Feb 13, 2017 in Car Accidents News
When heavy snow from winter storm Niko hit New Jersey, motorists faced icy road conditions that led to hundreds of collisions throughout the state.
The New Jersey State Police reported responding to 300 vehicular accidents and 350 calls to assist motorists in need of assistance last week due to the treacherous weather.
Between midnight and 9 a.m., state troopers responded to 148 aids and 145 vehicle collisions. Just before 11:30 a.m., the number of crashes climbed to 198 and aids rose to 226.
In Bergen County, a plow truck ran into another vehicle and the driver of the plow was treated at a local hospital for minor injuries.
Niko moved quickly hitting northern New Jersey on Thursday before heading south. Northern Jersey took the brunt of the storm.
More than 2,300 plows and salt spreaders were out in force on highways, according to the state Transportation Department and a 45 mph speed restriction was in effect from Interchange 6 to the George Washington Bridge.
Another winter storm passed through the area on Sunday, creating slick driving conditions yet again.
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