Summit PD Says Stay Off the Roads

Tractor-trailer accident on 78 attributed to snow, police and fire department say snow-covered roads are very dangerous right now.

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"Snow causing dangerous road conditions. Please avoid non essential travel," said a Nixle alert from Summit police just after 8p.m. A nor'easter that's passing through the region is making road conditions dangerous.

"The roads are pretty bad," said Deputy Fire Chief Eric Evers. He said the department has already answered a few calls of downed wires, but a top concern at the moment is the roads. The Summit Fire Department has already been called out to a nearby road accident, state police attribute to snow-covered Interstate 78.

A tractor trailer jackknifed on Interstate 78 and got hung-up on a guardrail near the Shunpike Road bridge and mile marker 48 in Springfield an hour ago. Express lanes going Eastbound have been reduced to one lane according to an officer with the state police. While there were no injuries in this accident, the trucks gas tank was punctured.

State police warn residents that snow will soon turn to ice, making conditions even more dangerous.

Up to 3 inches of snow is expected to fall tonight, according to forecasts.


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