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Ray shoveling
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Fed up with winter? You’ve got company

New Jerseyans are once again facing off with Old Man Winter on Thursday, with snow and sleet causing difficult and hazardous traveling conditions.

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Traffic on Route 1 in Mercer County (Willard Dennis @WIllardDennis via Twitter)
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More snow, ice and rain for the afternoon commute

Road crews are ready to clear the wintry mix off New Jersey's roads as the latest round of snow, freezing rain and rain  arrives just in time for the afternoon commute.

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Water Main Break
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Water main breaks increase by 30 percent in cold weather

The extreme temperatures that have plagued New Jersey and the rest of the Northeast in recent weeks have put extra stress on the state's infrastructure. Some New Jersey water companies are reporting a 30 percent increase in water main breaks.

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Crime rates fall with the temperature in winter, police say

There's an upside to all of this snow and cold: Police on patrol will tell you street crime goes down, as the winter weather changes the face of law enforcement work.

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Freeze-weary New Jersey residents slog through February

With another round of bitter cold temperatures expected for the next few days, this February could end up ranking among the top five coldest on record for New Jersey.

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Winter storm battle planning – inside NJDOT’s war room

In a conversation with Townsquare Media, DOT Assistant Commissioner of Operations Andrew Tunnard offered a detailed glimpse into the state's action plan and execution for winter storms.

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Jersey Shore Rescue Mission, Asbury Park
Jersey Shore Rescue Mission, Asbury Park (Dino Flammia, Townsquare Media NJ)
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New Jersey shelters welcome homeless in the cold

The worst of Mother Nature has brought out the best of organizations across the state, providing warm meals and a place to sleep for people who have no place else to go.

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Man shoveling snow from front walkway
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Winter’s freeze-thaw cycle takes a toll on your home

Your home is taking a beating right now, with cold, snow and ice from this New Jersey winter all taking their toll, and as famed Jersey resident Yogi Berra once said, "It ain't over till it's over."

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Punxsutawney Phil ("Phil II") and his favorite movie! (Craig Allen photo)
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Groundhog Day is tomorrow

"That's right,  woodchuck chuckers! Its (almost) Groundhog Day!" The question on everyone's "chapped" lips: Will Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow?

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Couple loading Christmas tree into car
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The junk in my trunk

Kelly Waldron had a story the other day about how ill-prepared your average motorist is for winter weather. Instead of things like warm blankets, flashlights, first-aid kits, we tend to have things we don't need, like a leftover gorilla suit still in our trunk from Halloween.

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