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Record low temperatures, create difficult driving conditions

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SOMERS POINT - Snow storms and sub–zero temperatures made getting around town a challenge.  Many South Jersey residents braved the cold and slick roads Saturday afternoon.

"The streets are still pretty icy" said Deborah Kurbin.
"Everything was getting slushy this morning" said Andrew Parker.
"It was very difficult to drive" said Paul Giunta.

The cold led to dangerous conditions as wet roads refroze.  Many residents were out looking for items to combat the black ice and unpaved roads.

"It was very busy, selling of course all the usual, rock salt, snow shovels, snow throwers,” said Giunta Owner of Shore True Value Hardware in Somers Point.  Consumers purchased "mostly calcium chloride today [Saturday], it's the most effective with the cold temperatures that we're seeing.  Rock salt, generally, won't melt the ice once it gets down below 15 degrees."

"While many of the main roads have been cleared for travel, some of the residents I spoke to said the side streets still require caution."

"I noticed that there were a lot of the back roads were still untouched" said Parker.  Kurbin said "My neighborhood still isn't cleared."
Giunta also agreed "The back roads here in town are still ice and snow covered, but the main roads seem to be opened up."

Whether you're driving on the main roads or side streets, the sentiment is the same.

"Just got to take your time, slow down and use common sense" said Parker

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