The hundreds of stranded drivers were stuck for several hours and had to be rescued by police on snowmobiles.
@ReadyNJ @NJSP @511nji78 @weatherchannel it’s now 11pm and still no info on why the police have 78 blocked off... we’ve been sitting here shivering in the car since about 6:30pm. #stuck #quinn #newjersey pic.twitter.com/jBl2DPuBJC— Derek Mindler (@DerekMindler) March 8, 2018
On Route 280 and Route 78, drivers were stuck because of other stranded cars and trucks. The stuck vehicles caused backups for miles.
Drivers did report that state troopers were checking on their well-being until they could be rescued.
By Thursday morning, the situation had improved greatly. Still, drivers were still urged to use caution as conditions were still considered very slippery and hazardous.
Related: Emergency Resources for the Winter Storm
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