TRENTON, NJ – Despite the warnings by local, county, and state agencies to drive only in case of emergency during Saturday’s blizzard that dumped over two feet of snow in some parts of the state, the New Jersey State Police were kept busy throughout the day.

According to the New Jersey State Police, troopers responded to nearly 300 accidents and over 600 calls for assistance on the roadways.

“As of 9:30 p.m we have responded to 283 motor vehicle crashes and 641 motorist aids in NJSP patrolled areas since 6:00 p.m Friday,” the NJSP said.

The NJSP continues to advise residents to stay off the roads unless it’s an emergency until the NJ DOT and local public works departments finish clearing and treating the roads.

“Motorist aids can be anything from flat tires, mechanical breakdowns, spin-outs, etc. We urge residents to remain off of the roads while the road crews continue to clear and treat roadways,” the NJSP said.

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