How much snow fell in NJ during Friday’s storm?
TRENTON — It wasn't the amount of snow but the timing that made the third light-snow event this week the worst.
Snow started falling in the early afternoon, with the worst of the storm poorly timed for the afternoon commute. "Any time moderate to heavy snow occurs during rush hour, it's going to be a mess. Plus, since the road surfaces were so cold, the snow that fell 'stuck' immediately. The evening commute was just as bad as we had feared," New Jersey 101.5 Meteorologist Dan Zarrow said.
The DOT dispatched over 250 salt spreaders but drivers said they encountered many problem spots as snow accumulated on roads.
NJ Transit bus delays ranged from 45 minutes at the Port Authority to 60 minutes on routes in South Jersey.
The refreezing of some roads led the Ocean County Sheriff's Department to warn drivers to take it slow on Saturday morning.
Zarrow said the early taste of winter will be a short one and warmer days are ahead.
"Saturday will provide breaks of sunshine and above-freezing temperatures, to kickstart the snow melt. Sunday's highs will peak in the 40s, and we'll make a run for 50s early next week," Zarrow said.
According to the National Weather Service, Brick, Berlin in Burlington County and Clarksburg in Monmouth County received the most snow with 3.6 inches followed by 3.5 inches in Columbus and Toms River.
Atlantic City Intl Airport 0.5
Mount Holly 2.5
Mount Laurel 2.4
Cherry Hill 2.5
Cape May County
Old Bridge 2.5
New Brunswick 2.0
Highland Park 1.6
South Plainfield 1.5
Colts Neck 3.0
Green Pond 1.0
Brick Township 3.6
Toms River 3.5
Forked River 3.0
Oak Ridge 2.0
Mount Bethel 1.2
Basking Ridge 0.9