Contact Us

New Jersey is Digging Out in Bitter Cold

Bitter cold air will make snow clearing work a chilly task throughout New Jersey Wednesday. State offices and many schools are closed.

Snow in downtown Toms River early Wednesday morning
Snow in downtown Toms River early Wednesday morning (Jason Allentoff, Townsquare Media NJ)

[See searchable list of reported closings and delayed openings.]

The snow tapered off and came to an end overnight. Temperatures are in the single digits and lower teens this morning with a wind chill of -10 to -15 out of the northwest, prompting a Wind Chill Advisory by the National Weather Service until 11 a.m. Temperatures are not expected to reach 20 in most places during the day.

The greatest amounts of snow fell in Monmouth County  with 13-15 inches in Manapapan, Englishtown, Freehold and Colts Neck  according to National Weather Service observations.

The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management tweeted that state offices will be closed Wednesday, but all essential employees will still be required to report to work. 

Speeds remain reduced to 35 MPH on the entire lengths of the Garden State Parkway and New Jersey Turnpike according to New Jersey Fast Traffic. Crews are working to clear main roads to pavement. However, secondary roads may not be as well plowed, forcing closings or delayed openings in many school districts.

 

Cement trucks with plows clear the New Jersey Turnpike on Tuesday night
Cement trucks with plows clear the New Jersey Turnpike on Tuesday night (Twitter)

On Tuesday night a charter bus ran down an embankment on I-80 in Roxbury Township according to ABC 7. There were three people on the bus at the time of the crash, and none of the injuries were listed as life-threatening.

New Jersey Transit will cross-honor tickets system-wide on buses, light rail and trains again on Wednesday and operate on an enhanced weekend schedule except for the Atlantic City Line which will operate normally.

Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor will operate on a modified schedule on Wednesday between Boston and Washington while Acela service will operate at reduced frequencies according to their website.

New Jersey State Police tweeted they had 238 reported accidents and 354 motorist aid calls by 4 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon in their patrol areas. In addition, the NJ DOT has requested that State Police tow any abandoned cars off the interstates and state roads until noon on Wednesday.

A State of Emergency declaration by Gov. Chris Christie remains in effect to allow for easier co-ordination for snow removal. “I encourage all New Jerseyans to stay off the roads if possible so that our first responders and public safety officials can safely respond to any emergency situations,” he said.

Wind chill chart
Wind chill chart (NWS)


 

MORE COVERAGE:

Toniann Antonelli contributed to this report.

More from Lite Rock 96.9

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://literock969.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Lite Rock 96.9 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Register on Lite Rock 96.9 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!