By: Richard L. Smith
Commuters in much of Northern NJ woke up Tuesday morning to icy sidewalks and slippery roads due to a Nor'Easter that spread snow around the region with frozen precipitation on Tuesday morning.
According to NJ State Police Trooper Marchan, as of Monday at 8 p.m. through Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. State Police responded to 41 motor vehicle crashes and 89 motorist aids in State Police patrolled areas.
In Newark, police responded to a crash near the intersection of Frelinghuysen Avenue and Dayton Street just before 11 a.m.
Upon arrival, police found a severely damaged car that collided with a garbage truck.
No serious injuries were reported. Shortly before that South Ward crash, police were dispatched to the southbound lanes of Route 1&9 near I-78, where they found an overturned car.
The driver escaped serious injuries.
Weather is believed to contribute to both Newark collisions.