Multiple Accidents Reported in Icy Conditions

Police are advising drivers to stay off the roads.

An accident on West Lacey Road in Lacey. (Photo: Lacey PD)
An accident on West Lacey Road in Lacey. (Photo: Lacey PD)
Multiple accidents have been reported as a result of Friday morning's freezing rain, and several local police departments are advising drivers to stay off the roads.

Toms River and Manchester Township Police both issued warnings this morning after multiple crashes. Brick Township Police and the Ocean County Sheriff's Department also sent out a warning message of extremely icy road conditions. Jackson police reported more than 50 accidents by 10 a.m.

Several crashes were reported on Route 539 in Whiting and into Lacey Township, police said, and road conditions could stay hazardous much of the morning, with freezing rain predicted through as late as 11 a.m.

West Lacey Road was closed in the township's Bamber Lakes section near the Dover Road intersection due to an accident attributed to the ice, police said.

According to scanner reports, an EMS strike team from Monmouth County was being called in by Ocean County officials to handle the call volume.
suz January 10, 2014 at 01:20 PM
patch_reader January 10, 2014 at 02:23 PM
Maybe because dpw did such a lousy job sanding / salting the roads this morning. They were a sheet of ice.
Mac January 10, 2014 at 04:43 PM
ironing out the wrinkles as drone testing takes off in the Pinelands
Proud Pappa January 11, 2014 at 09:15 AM
What the heck happened to the person in the pic....car hit by a transformer?? over the passenger compartment..?? I think that's newsworthy to report ..not just snap a pic...typical Patch work


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