Numerous crashes Wednesday morning due to icy road conditions in the Princeton area

An overturned truck in South Brunswick. Icy roads led to at least two dozen crashes there. Photo: South Brunswick Police.

Police in several towns in the Princeton area are reporting that icy road conditions have led to numerous crashes Wednesday morning.

In South Brunswick, for example, at least 24 crashes have taken place already. Police there are telling people to avoid travel for the next three hours (until at least 10 a.m.) until temperatures rise. Many roads are sheets of ice and several roads are impassable there. The following roads are closed in South Brunswick: New Road, Major Road, Sandhill Road, Davidson Mill Road, portions of Route 522, and portions of Route 535.

Police in West Windsor have also reported that accidents have taken place on all major roads. There will be a delayed opening of municipal offices and the senior center there until 11 a.m. due to the road conditions.

In Princeton, Mercer Road between Lovers Lane and Hutchinson Drive was closed due to a car crash and opened again around 8:30 a.m. The Great Road is closed between Cherry Valley Road and Stuart Road due to an overturned dump truck.

In Plainsboro, Schalks Crossing is closed from Scudders to Research. Scudders is closed from College Road to BMS. Seminary Road is closed at College and College Road West.

In Lawrence, the Trenton Freeway/Route 1 was closed due to multiple accidents but is open again as of 7:30 a.m.

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