New Jersey woke up Saturday morning to double-digit snowfalls along the coast, but New Jersey 101.5 meteorologist Dan Zarrow said as of 9 a.m. we’d “turned the corner” and the snowfall is expected to ease by the afternoon.
While the risk of coastal flooding receded on Saturday morning, additional light snowfall and windblown snow could remain a problem, Zarrow said.
“It’s a statewide event, but the shore gets the most flooding,” Gov. Phil Murphy told 101.5 on New Jersey’s Big Joe Henry show Saturday morning.
Murphy declared a state of emergency Friday and urged residents to keep low and off the streets on Saturday. He told Big Joe that most people followed his advice.
Murphy said more than 3,000 roadside equipment were deployed across the state, but snowdrifts would impede snow removal progress through the afternoon.
See below for Saturday morning’s snowfall so far.
Blizzard conditions brought freezing winds, but the state’s utilities reported only a few power outages Saturday morning: JCP&L had about 600 customers without power, Atlantic City Electric another 266, and PSE&G just a half-dozen before 9:30 a.m
The roads, however, were another matter with slow-moving traffic and restrictions on commercial vehicles on the state’s freeways. The Garden State Parkway remained snow-covered between the New Jersey Turnpike and the Atlantic City Expressway.
The region’s airports canceled hundreds of flights on Saturday morning. (Newark EEA Info | Philadelphia PHL Info | JFK Info | LaGuardia Info | Atlantic City Info)
NJ Transit also suspended its bus services Saturday morning. Service was expected to “resume later in the day, once safe to do so”. Rail service continued with weekend timetables.
The storm was expected to dump snow from Virginia to Maine, with parts of Massachusetts expecting up to 30 inches.
Total snowfall in New Jersey
Below are the numbers reported to the National Weather Service in Mount Holly and Manhattan.
Snow is falling at dawn as the beginning of a major snowstorm arrives in Somerville, Massachusetts on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022 (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)
Atlantic County – from 7-8am
Absecon – 13.5 inches
Egg Harbor Township – 12.5 inches
May’s Landing – 12.5 inches
Ventnor City—10 inches
Good 6 — inches
Bergen County – from 7 a.m
Ridgewood – 3.2 inches
Burlington County – from 7-8:30am
Mount Holly – 7.5 inches
Delran – 7 inches
Burlington Township – 6 inches
Columbus – 5.8 inches
Massachusetts winter weather
A front loader works in front of a pile of road salt Friday, January 28, 2022, in Chelsea, Mass. Residents and officials in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the US are bracing for an expected strong winter storm to create snowstorm conditions Friday and Saturday. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Camden County – from 7:45 a.m. to 8:35 a.m
Haddon – 6.6 inches
Laurel Springs – 5.4 inches
Penn Sauks – 3.5 inches
Cape May County – from 7-8:20 am
Sea Isle City – 14 inches
Lower Township – 13 inches
Cape May Courthouse – 11 in
Ocean City – 10 inches
Cumberland County – from 8:15 a.m
Laurel Lake – 10.7 inches
Essex County – from 7am
Newark Liberty International Airport – 4.5 inches
Gloucester County – from 6:15 a.m. to 8:00 a.m
Sewell – 5.5 inches
Pitman – 5.3 inches
Greenwich – 4.6 inches
Hudson County – from 6:35 a.m
East Newark—4 inches
Hunterdon County – from 5:30 a.m. to 8:36 a.m
Whitehouse Station – 3.5 inches
Readington – 2.9 inches
Flemington – 2.9 inches
Mercer County – from 7-8am
Ewing – 5.5 inches
Hightstown – 5.4 inches
Hamilton Square – 3.4 inches
Middlesex County – from 6:34 a.m
Spotswood – 4.8 inches
Monmouth County – from 6:40 a.m. to 8:15 a.m
Manasquan – 14.2 inches
Colts Neck – 11.6 inches
Asbury Park – 11 inches
Neptune City – 9.5 inches
Property – 7 inches
Morris County – from 7-8:05 a.m
Randolph 3.8 inch
Florham Park 3.5 inches
Butler 3 inches
Boonton 2 inches
Rockaway 2 inch
Sign on I-195 and warn of snow
Sign on I-195 Warning for Snow (OCSN)
Ocean County – from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m
Forked River – 15.5 inches
Brick – 13.2 inches
Tom’s River – 13 inches
Lakehurst – 11.5 inches
Barnegat – 9.8 inches
Somerset County – from 7-8am
Raritan – 3 inch
Branchburg – 2.5 inch
Raised car wipers on the snowy windshield.
Sussex County – from 7:20am to 8:00am
Sparta – 2.8 inches
Byram – 2.5 inch
Union County – starting at 7:30 a.m
Warren County – from 7-8:23 a.m
Her photos: First snowstorm of 2022 in New Jersey
Photos from across New Jersey on Saturday morning. Along the coast, this was New Jersey’s first snowstorm of 2022.
Sergio Bichao is the digital editor-in-chief of New Jersey 101.5. Send him news tips: Call 609-775-9793 or email [email protected]
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