SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – As snowstorm “Stella” continues Tuesday, township roads remain hazardous and only one accident has been reported, police said.
A 45-year-old Maryland man crashed his truck into the back of a state snow plow on Route 130 south at 9:35 a.m. around Stults Road, causing the state highway to be closed for about a half-hour as crews cleared the wreck, police said.
The truck driver suffered only minor injuries, according to police.
Township and school district officials closed facilities and canceled events Monday ahead of the storm.
Also on Monday, Gov. Chris Christie declared a state of emergency as the state prepared for potentially blizzard conditions and up to 18 inches of snow as the storm approached from the Carolina coast.
Temperatures, however, warmed a bit causing more of a sleet and freezing rain mix during the early morning hours, cutting down accumulations in much of New Jersey, although several northern areas were still hammered with double-digit snowfall.
In South Brunswick, police continue to ask residents to stay off the roads and make sure parked cars are removed so that plows can come through and clear the streets.
The storm is expected to continue into the late afternoon hours and could even produce snow showers through Tuesday night and into Wednesday, according to the most recent forecasts.
Falling temperatures could also cause freezing on the roads and power lines which could still lead to power outages later, officials said.
Another 3-6 inches is expected to fall before the storm heads off to the northeast, officials said.
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