TRENTON, N.J. – The first significant snow storm of winter 2019-2020 walloped New Jersey on Monday creating profound challenges for motorists and first responders alike.
“As of 6:00 p.m., the New Jersey State Police have responded to 428 motor vehicle crashes and 312 motorist aids in State Police patrolled areas,” the NJSP tweeted.
Authorities urged motorists to stay off the roads:
As of 6:00 p.m., the New Jersey State Police have responded to 428 motor vehicle crashes and 312 motorist aids in State Police patrolled areas.
— NJSP – State Police (@NJSP) December 2, 2019
Meanwhile, plenty of Garden State residents took issue with the state’s preparation and/or response to the snow event.
The Murphy Administration’s over-brining activities (and the associated cost) were widely panned during winter 2018-2019.
Wow. Talk about an over reaction! And our Guv’na is a carpetbagging from Massachusetts. You think he would have seen snow before. Oh that’s right, the little people shovel it’. My bad. We are open all day and we know it snows in winter. See you soon #antsrants #gunforhire pic.twitter.com/Fgj0XjndoH
— gun4hyr (@gun4hyr) December 1, 2019