Unexpected heavy snow causing problems on NJ roadways

     NJ Turnpike near the Delaware Memorial Bridge around 1 p.m. today. (Image: 511nj.org)

    NJ Turnpike near the Delaware Memorial Bridge around 1 p.m. today. (Image: 511nj.org)

    Heavier than expected snow is currently falling throughout South Jersey, and it’s causing problems on many roadways. 

    Toms River Police Chief told Lakewood Scoop that there were over 20 motor vehicle accidents in Toms River before 1 p.m. today. 

    Police closed the Delaware Memorial Bridge early this afternoon due to numeous accidents. 

    At 2 p.m., Jersey Shore Hurricane News contributors report dangerous conditions on the Garden State Parkway south of I-195 and local, county, and state roadways. Monitor JSHN for the latest. 

    Here are the traffic incidents as of 2:00 p.m. from the New Jersey Department of Transportation:

    As of 1:36pm, there’s Weather related on the Delaware Memorial Bridge in both directions between New Jersey Side in Carneys Point Twp and Delaware Side in New Castle. All lanes temporarily closed due to salting on the bridge.
    As of 1:31pm, there’s Weather related on the Atlantic City Expressway westbound from Atlantic City Convention Center/Eastern Terminus in Atlantic City to Exit 44 – NJ 168 in Washington Twp snow equipment in use, speed reduction is at 35 m.p.h. please drive carefully.
    As of 12:45pm, there’s Weather related on the Walt Whitman Bridge in both directions from New Jersey Side in Gloucester City to Pennsylvania Side in Philadelphia SPEEDS ARE REDUCED DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS.
    As of 12:42pm, there’s Weather related on the Ben Franklin Bridge in both directions from New Jersey Side in Camden to Pennsylvania Side in Philadelphia SPEEDS ARE REDUCED DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS.
    As of 12:41pm, there’s Weather related on the Commodore Barry Bridge in both directions between New Jersey Side in Logan Twp and Pennsylvania Side in Chester SPEEDS ARE REDUCED DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS.
    As of 12:40pm, there’s Weather related on the Betsy Ross Bridge in both directions from New Jersey Side in Pennsauken Twp to Pennsylvania Side in Philadelphia SPEEDS ARE REDUCED DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS.
    As of 12:08pm, there’s a Speed restriction and Weather related on the New Jersey Turnpike in both directions from Delaware Memorial Bridge in Pennsville Twp to South of Interchange 8 – NJ 33 in East Windsor Twp 45 miles per hour due to roadway conditions.
    As of 1:54pm, there’s an Accident on NJ 73 northbound at CR 708/Gibbsboro Rd in Berlin. Right lane closed.
    As of 1:52pm, there’s an Accident on I-295 southbound South of Exit 40 – NJ 38 in Mount Laurel Twp. Right shoulder blocked use caution.
    As of 1:51pm, there’s an Accident on NJ 42 northbound South of Exit 14 – CR 753/Creek Rd in Runnemede. Right shoulder blocked use caution.
    As of 1:50pm, there’s an Accident and a Traffic Signal Down on US 130 northbound at Church Rd in Cinnaminson Twp. 1 to 2 lanes blocked 10 minute delay, use caution.
    As of 1:43pm, there’s an Accident on I-76 eastbound exiting at Exit 1B – I-295 in Bellmawr. Partial ramp closure use caution.
    As of 1:39pm, there’s an Accident on the New Jersey Turnpike southbound South of Interchange 5 – CR 541 in Mount Laurel Twp. Right shoulder.
    As of 1:39pm, there’s an Accident on I-295 southbound South of Exit 29 – US 30 in Barrington. Right shoulder blocked use caution.
    As of 1:32pm, there’s an Accident on I-676 northbound at Exit 3 – Morgan Blvd in Camden. Left lane blocked 10 minute delay, use caution.
    As of 1:28pm, there’s an Accident on I-295 southbound South of Exit 67 – US 1 in Lawrence Twp. Right lane blocked use caution.
    As of 1:24pm, there’s an Accident with Injuries on I-295 northbound area of South of Exit 62 – Olden Ave in Hamilton Twp. 1 to 2 lanes blocked 20-25 minute delay.
    As of 1:14pm, there’s an Accident on I-195 eastbound East of Exit 11 – CR 524 in Upper Freehold Twp. Left lane blocked use caution.
    As of 1:07pm, there’s a Jack-knifed tractor trailer on the New Jersey Turnpike northbound South of Interchange 1 – Delaware Memorial Bridge in Carneys Point Twp. Right shoulder.
    As of 1:02pm, there’s an Accident on the New Jersey Turnpike southbound South of Interchange 4 – NJ 73 in Cherry Hill Twp. Right lane blocked.

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