PISCATAWAY, NJ - Travel remains treacherous throughout most of New Jersey as Winter Storm Jonas continues to bear down on the state. In a Facebook update posted Saturday afternoon, Piscataway Township police cautioned motorists to remain off the roadways.
“If you do not have to be out driving in these conditions, then please don't. If you are essential to your workplace, are involved in snow removal operations or providing a service that is absolutely necessary in this blizzard, please drive with the utmost care and diligence.
If you do not, please stay home and off the roadways. Many roads in town are or are becoming impassable due to the snow fall rates and drifting.
Unfortunately, some have not heeded our advice. Some have decided that now is the time to joyride and have some fun. The majority results in a very expensive lesson. So far we've responded to over 50 vehicle crashes and motorist assists since 6 am. This taxes our Patrol Officers and other resources that may be needed for other emergency calls.
Please wait until tomorrow to cruise and take in all of winter's beautiful splendor!”
So far, at least six weather related deaths have been reported nationwide due to the storm.
Residents are urged to continue to monitor weather forecasts through local news and media outlets or NOAA Weather at www.weather.gov.