After Tragic Start to the Day, Holiday Weekend Winding Down Quietly
Travelers heading back in an orderly manner after three day weekend
It has undoubtedly been a busy day on the roads this Fourth of July, but as the last fireworks are fired off, those visitors to the area on their way home for a shortened week of work are doing so in a way that is not making too many headaches for those that live here.
The current peace and quiet of the roads is a long way from the start of the day when a fatal accident on the Parkway brought traffic to a halt for an extended period of time.
As of 8 p.m. on Monday night the only traffic issue reported in the area was on Route 35 near Seaside Heights. The crash occurred south of Route 37 and has shut down traffic in both directions from the popular Shore town.
There is also an accident on the Turnpike heading south near Exit 4 which is blocking off the left lane for anyone heading out that way.
With some people staying around Monday night to celebrate the holiday in our area the New Jersey State Police will keep up a strong presence on the roadways until 6 a.m. on Tuesday morning.