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Avoid 'Extremely Slick' Roads, Officials Say

Closed schools, overturned vehicles and parking modifications punctuate Tuesday snow storm.

Less than 24-hours after the icy blast that delayed school with a quick jab of winter, a full-blown roundhouse of weather socked Morristown, Morris Township and Morris Plains with whipping snow and decreased visibility. 

The Morris Plains and Morris School District's conceded early, canceling school before dawn but not everyone was so lucky and given the option to stay home. According to the Morris Township Police Bailey Hollow Road was closed for a time this morning when a vehicle overturned. 

Morris Township Police Captain Richard Ferrone said the accident was weather related and there were no injuries. 
"The road will be reopened as soon as a town truck can remove the vehicle," Ferrone said. 

Police also said the roads were "extremely slick" and asked residents to limit needless travel and give crews times to clear the roads.

In Morristown, officials have invited residents to park their cars in parking garages around town through 8 a.m. Wednesday morning. Fee will be waived if drivers show their driver's license as proof of residency. 

Police departments across New Jersey are reminding drivers to remove any snow or ice that may have accumulated atop their cars or face fines up to $75.

It is illegal in the Garden State to leave snow and ice on your car while driving, whether that snow falls off the car or not. Drivers who fail to comply face fines of $25 to $75 for each offense. 

If the ice and snow dislodges from your car while you're driving and causes property damage or injury to others, drivers could face fines ranging from $200 to $1,000.

The Morris County Office of Emergency Management said the storm is expected to wind down by 5 p.m. this afternoon leaving accumulation of two to five inches depending on elevation. 


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