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Crashes, smashes, dents, dings — snow reason to stay put

Photo Credit: Cliffview Pilot File Photo
Photo Credit: Cliffview Pilot
Photo Credit: Cliffview Pilot

SLIDERS (9:30 p.m.): Emergency workers throughout Bergen have been scrambling since the sun set: In a span of less than an hour, crashes were reported tonight in Hillsdale, Emerson, Paramus, Ridgewood, Washington Township, and elsewhere.

Ridgewood crash

The most serious was a car going over what may be a retaining wall on East Glen Avenue in Ridgewood, between Gateway Road and Standish Place ( see map ). East Glen Avenue was closed indefinitely. Medics, as well as several tow trucks were called.

About an hour later, a Range Rover hit a tree just up the road. The driver was OK, police said.

Cars have been sliding all over, including on the Washington Avenue hill in Westwood. A truck took out a “yield” sign as the driver lost control coming off Route 17 onto Linwood Avenue leading to Westwood.

A sign was toppled by a vehicle at Lincoln and Wortendyke in Emerson. A short time later, a crash was reported on nearby Forest Avenue.

No injuries were reported in a smack-up near Demarest Farms.

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