New Jersey, PA Get Second Helping Of Snow, Wind As Nor'easter Slogs On

Get ready for a second helping of snow, slush and rain.

The nor'easter that's battered New Jersey and Pennsylvania for 24 hours will continue to push through both states early Friday as some areas brace for another 4 to 6 inches of snow.

Others along the Shore will watch for the tides as they roll in during the mid-morning. High seas were expected to hit Ocean City, N.J. shortly before 8 a.m.

Some inland towns, such as Princeton, were already dealing with flooding that closed local streets. Alexander Street, between Faculty Road and Canal Point Boulevard, was closed temporarily because of flooding.

Some schools, such as New Brunswick and Gloucester Township, already called for delayed openings on Friday. Many parents and students were resigned to the fact that they will be going to school on Monday, President's Day, to make up for the many days lost to the weather this winter.

With New Jersey under a continued state of emergency, Gov. Chris Christie authorized a delayed opening of 10:30 am for all non-essential state employees on Friday. Essential employees should report to work on their regular schedule.

“Winter Storm Pax brought more than a foot of snow to parts of New Jersey and is expected to bring even more snow and freezing rain across the state tonight,” said Christie. “I strongly encourage all New Jerseyans to remain off the roads tonight if possible and exercise caution during their morning commutes tomorrow. I thank our state’s transportation crews and first responders for their tireless efforts to keep our residents safe.”

Beginning Wednesday night, Winter Storm Pax brought heavy snow, mixed precipitation and freezing temperatures throughout the entire state, producing hazardous travel conditions and affecting transportation across the state.

Current road conditions are available at the New Jersey Department of Transportation website at www.NJ511.org.

Thousands who were without electricity - particularly in Monmouth County - had their power restored on Thursday. Wind gusts that were expected to hit as high as 30 mph, however, raised the risk of more power outages occurring overnight.

The strengthening low pressure system was supposed to streak squarely through southern and central New Jersey Friday morning. The National Weather Service's winter-storm warning remained in effect until 6 a.m.

Temperatures will be in the mid- to lower 30s but state officials warned about the possibility of ice forming.

John Santaella February 13, 2014 at 11:04 PM
Stop with the Nor'easter already. That's Sou'wester. Ask any sailor who has sailed the North Atlantic what a Nor'easter is.
Sean Conneamhe February 14, 2014 at 04:26 AM
"More weather..."
Paul Rust February 14, 2014 at 08:03 AM
Nor'easters are counterclockwise winds that emanate from the northeast not storms that come up from the south and move toward the northeast. Surely Patch can get this right next time.
John Santaella February 14, 2014 at 09:34 AM
Paul Rust, in all fairness, the TV news and weather channels call this a nor'easter so Patch can't be given too much heat though we will try to educate it. Most people have heard how terrible nor'easters can be and TV goes for the dramatic and headlines and giving us fear stories so they go for the Gold and ratings.
Betty Flanagin Christopher February 14, 2014 at 09:58 AM
I am a widow trying to shovel this snow. doesn't anybody believe in helping your neighbor. I have no money to pay anybody
Kris Weber February 15, 2014 at 02:55 AM
Maybe try this, Betty? http://snowcrew.org/ Article about the origins in Boston here (but notice the web site above covers New Jersey now too): http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/12/19/elderly-get-snow-shoveling-assistance/7IsIRDq63Ek09UxtOP2YEJ/story.html
Gregg February 15, 2014 at 02:32 PM
Betty, Maybe you should have planned better.
Kris Weber February 15, 2014 at 03:32 PM
Betty, please ignore Gregg. What a cruel and horrible thing to say.
John Santaella February 15, 2014 at 06:31 PM
Gregg, that was uncalled for.
Paul Rust February 15, 2014 at 09:35 PM
Gregg, perhaps your mother should have planned differently and not brought a cruel, mean-spirited son in to this world. Shame on you.
Gregg February 16, 2014 at 07:48 AM
Paul, Yup she did not plan either.
Oscar vasquez March 03, 2014 at 12:39 PM


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