It might not be winter on the calendar yet, but the first significant weather event of the season has moved into our area and thus far it is causing a series of fender benders throughout Morris County.
Reports of accidents in Roxbury, Randolph and Morristown have been trickling in throughout the night and according Jeff Paul of the Morris County Office of Emergency Management, the change over from snow to sleet will make conditions worse.
"The snow is expected to continue into the evening hours before changing to sleet later this evening and to rain by 5 or 6 a.m.," Paul said. "Two to four inches of snow accumulation is forecasted before the changeover."
Paul said Morris County Office of Emergency Management will be monitoring the weather throughout the evening and into the overnight.
"We already have our road crews out and we will remain activated throughout the weather event," Paul said.
Paul said the area forecast could include freezing rain falling between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. but much of that depends on the elevation.
"An additional inch of slush will also be possible overnight as well due to sleet," Paul said.
Tell us: Were you out in the storm tonight? What roads were you able to traverse?