TRENTON - Snow on Thursday night led to covered roads but few school cancellations or delays.

An employee blows snow away from the McDonald's at the Brunswick Circle in Lawrence (Dan Alexander, Townsquare Media NJ)

Speed on the entire length of the New Jersey Turnpike was reduced to 45 mph early on Friday morning while sand and salt crews hit the road on the Garden State Parkway and the interstates across the state.

Speed on the Ben Franklin Bridge, Burlington Bristol Bridge and Tacony-Palmyra Bridge was all reduced to 35 mph because of snow on their respective roadways.

Meteorologist Dan Zarrow said the crews did a "spectacular job" on the roads he takes to get to work which includes Route 1 and the Parkway. He also said there were some people driving too fast for the snow covered conditions.

New Jersey Fast Traffic's Bob Williams said the roads were okay for his ride from North Jersey, encountering more snow the further south he drove.

Snow totals range from just a trace at Atlantic City International Airport to almost two-and-a-half inches in Florence, Cherry Hill and Ewing according to the National Weather Service.

"Even though high temps will reach the mid 30s - above freezing - we're going to have snow cover on the ground for a while," Zarrow said.

The snow caused early morning departure delays of 30 minutes at Newark Liberty International Airport but has not had an impact on NJ Transit

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