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Snowy Conditions Cause More Than 10 Accidents

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Brick Police are accrediting snow and icy roads, plus unsafe speeds, as factors in ten accidents during the worst day of a snow storm, Tuesday.

With accumulations at more than 12 inches in the area and snow drifts, wind chills below zero, Tuesday snow began in the afternoon and continued through Wednesday morning.

During that time, Brick Police responded to 10 motor vehicle crashes, including an overturned car.

Sgt. Dave Bedrosian, Brick's Traffic Safety Unit supervisor, said drivers lost control while driving too fast on poor road conditions. Accidents resulted, with drivers having not enough braking distance and causing rear-end collisions.

In another case, a vehicle overturned on Route 70 near Van Zile, in a one-car crash, Bedrosian said. 

"The majority of the others were rear-end collisions for which the apparent contributing circumstances were unsafe speed (due to existing conditions) or following too closely," Bedrosian said.

During the storm, speed limits on the parkway were lowered and state and local police urged residents to refrain from driving if possible, due to poor conditions.


disgusted homeowner January 24, 2014 at 04:36 PM
Regarding drum point rd. call the do nothing board of freeholders. Drum pt. like mantaloking road is a county highway and is the county's responsibility.
john January 24, 2014 at 05:30 PM
my road had a loader drive down it early in the evening of the snow storm..when i woke up the road looked like it never was touched..now the road is slick and is still covered. We can thank the people who run this town and run the DPW....do not blame or get mad at any of the men or women who are paid poorly and treated poorly to go out do the dirty work..or should i say lack of people,since the town doesnt want to hire anyone to take car of this town.whats funny is that even with the shortage of employees the town still budgets for these people....so where is the money going???
Thomas E Hendershot January 28, 2014 at 05:52 AM
Waste in Government ? :)
disgusted homeowner January 28, 2014 at 07:40 AM
I'm done with this crappy weather. Who'd we piss off in the weather dept. lately??? It's all Steve A.'s fault.

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