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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
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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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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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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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Do you have junk in your trunk?

Winter weather has arrived in New Jersey and surprisingly, many motorists in the Garden State are traveling the highways and byways unprepared, according to a new survey by State Farm which found 67 percent of drivers had some sort of junk, or non-emergency supplies, in their trunk.

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Arctic air brings ‘real’ winter to NJ

Since the beginning of the winter season on Dec. 22, New Jerseyans have not seen much in the way of truly cold temperatures. Suddenly this week, the Garden State is caught in the grip of genuine winter weather.

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