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This is Why Traffic in Newark Was So Bad During The Snowstorm

November 16, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Why were the roads so bad last night when an autumn storm dropped anywhere from two to four inches of snow in Newark? The city was helping the state clear highways, a city spokesman said.

“The crux of the problem was that virtually all of the entry and exit points to Newark - which are all state and federal highways - were shut down,” city spokesman Frank ...

Multi-Town Firefighters Battle Montclair Blaze in the Snow

MONTCLAIR, NJ - As snow is falling in Montclair, firefighters are fighting a blaze at the corner of Walnut St. and Valley on Thursday evening, according to reliable sources.

Located in the 200 block of Walnut St., the entire 2.5 story home was engulfed in flames. There are no known injuries at this time.

Details have not yet been released by the Montclair Fire Department. 

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Snow Closes Major Highways in Newark

UPDATE: Delayed Opening Announced for Newark Public Schools

NEWARK, NJ - Major highways in Newark have been closed tonight due to icy conditions and collisions, Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose said. 

Routes 280, 78, 21 and 22 are closed after snow, rain and sleet caused "numerous" collisions and "massive" gridlock throughout Newark, authorities ...

40 Plows Equipped With Salt Spreaders Deployed in Newark

NEWARK, NJ - Forty plows with salt spreaders are being deployed to handle the first snow of the season in Newark, a city spokesman today said.

MORE: Newark Displays Dozens of New Fire, Sanitation Trucks on Broad Street

Wet snow with accumulations of about two to four inches is expected in the area, the National Weather Service estimates. A winter storm advisory remains in effect ...

Missing Mountain Lakes Teen Has Been Found

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Law enforcement officials have stated that Thomas Kolding, the missing 15 teenager from Mountain Lakes, has been found. According to police, he is safe.

Kolding has been missing since October 30. Law enforcement confirmed that he traveled by train from Denville to Newark – Broad Street Station. From there, he traveled by train from Broad Street ...

Montclair Woman Identified in Fatal NJ Transit Train Strike in Montclair

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A 28-year-old Montclair woman has been identified as the victim of a fatal accident in Montclair involving a NJ Transit train headed for New York Penn Station, Tuesday morning.

According to NJ Transit spokesperson, Lisa Torbic, Joan Juengling was identified as the victim. She was struck by the NJ Transit train near the Watchung Station, however, details have not ...

Newark Police to Discuss Discipline Policy at Town Hall Meeting

NEWARK, NJ - The Newark Police Department will hold a town hall meeting Friday to discuss a consent decree that maps out best practices for the police force.

The city entered into the consent decree in 2016 after a federal review found that the Newark Police Department had a pattern of unconstitutional stops, searches and arrests. The agreement between the federal Justice Department and ...

Trespasser Fatally Injured by NJ Transit Train in Montclair

MONTCLAIR, NJ - NJ Transit officials suspended service on the Montclair-Boonton line in both directions for nearly an hour, early Tuesday morning. The cause, fatal strike of a trespasser, officials confirm.

The train was traveling to New York Penn Station from Montclair State University at 4:55 AM, when the person was struck, said NJ Transit spokesperson Jim Smith.

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Missing 15 Year Old From Mountain Lakes Last Seen In Camden; Police Ask For Help Locating Him

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Thomas Kolding, who lives with his parents in Mountain Lakes is still missing, said Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp. In a press release, the Prosecutor's Office as well as Mountain Lakes Police Department continue to ask for the public's help locating him.

According to authorities, Kolding has been missing since October 30, 2018. It ...

Newark's North Ward Gets Second Police Precinct

NEWARK, NJ - The city's North Ward and parts of the West Ward will get the police's undivided attention with the addition of a new precinct that was unveiled today by city officials.

The new 7th precinct will cover the Roseville section of Newark between Branch Brook Park and the East Orange, Bloomfield and Belleville borders. The facility is the second for the North ...

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