Many New Jersey schools closed in wake of major snowstorm

Commuters heading to work in New Jersey are finding major highways clear following the major storm that clobbered the state.

However, many schools are closed Monday because snow remains a problem on local roads.

Motorists are advised to drive cautiously because of slick spots, especially on highway ramps.

New Jersey state troopers responded to 301 crashes and aided 1,635 motorists during the storm.

Utility crews continue to restore service to several hundred homes and businesses.

The storm is blamed for the deaths of a 23-year-old mom and her year-old son in Passaic. They died of carbon monoxide poisoning while sitting in a running car that had its tailpipe covered in snow.

Police say the woman’s 3-year-old daughter is hospitalized in “very critical condition.”

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