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Slick Morning Commute, Bitter Cold Temperatures Expected

Governor declares state of emergency as South Jersey takes brunt of storm.

Area residents will escape the brunt of the latest winter storm, but will still face a slippery Monday morning commute.

A winter weather advisory remains in effect for most of North Jersey until noon Monday. However, snowfall projections have continued to decline with northeastern counties seeing only about 1 inch and parts of Morris County getting up to 6 inches, according to the National Weather Service.

Gov. Chris Christie declared a state of emergency Sunday night as some South Jersey communities were preparing for about a foot of snow. Christie announced the closing of state offices Monday for all non-essential employees.

"This winter storm is expected to arrive tonight and last through Monday, bringing heavy snow and creating hazardous travel conditions throughout the state," Christie said in a statement released Sunday night.

“I’ve authorized state officials to take all necessary actions, and my administration will monitor conditions throughout the remainder of the storm. I encourage all New Jerseyans to drive carefully and remain off the roads if possible so that our first responders and public safety officials can safely respond to any emergency situations."

NJ Transit will offer systemwide cross-honoring on Monday, enabling customers to use their NJ Transit ticket or pass on an alternate travel mode—rail, light rail or bus—including private bus carriers.

The wet snow combined with sleet and freezing rain could down tree limbs and power lines.

The precipitation will usher in a cold front that will drop temperatures into the 20s for highs on Monday and Tuesday with overnight lows in the single digits, according to the National Weather Service.
Brenda Carter March 03, 2014 at 08:21 AM
I feel for New Jersey residents right about now....all that snow you guys are getting. I thank God for allowing me to retire when He did - it is simply marvelous down here in Raleigh, NC - today is a mere 47* - BUT - NO SNOW!!!!! Stay warm and positive my NJ friends and may God continue to bless you!!!!!!!!
Ahab March 03, 2014 at 12:49 PM
Guess you jumped the gun again. A bit tired of so called "news" sites that simply report NOAA projections. Look out the window No snow. Duhh! Great journalism.

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