NEW JERSEY (PIX11) — The northern and western suburbs of New Jersey clocked in measurable snow Tuesday morning, and a Winter Storm Warning was in effect through 1 p.m. for northwest New Jersey.
The heaviest snow fell along and north of Interstate 80, while a slushy mix covered the I-78 corridor, and rain slammed along the I-95.
The spots that got snow were enough to cover the ground but not significant enough to cause highways to be too treacherous. Watch out for side roads, parking lots, and sidewalks that could be coated with heavy wet snow.
Some school districts in Bergan County were more precautious and generously allowed for the first snow day, while others opted to delay openings. Some spent time on Tuesday having snowball fights. Others, such as plow truck driver Russ Zukowski, got to work.
“I’m a little happy because we missed out this whole winter so, you know, just having a moment to get back and make some money is nice,” he said.
Edgar Salazar at Bloomingdale Car Wash also anticipated a spike in customers connected to the snow.
“We’ll be busy because people want to get rid of the salt and stuff like that,” he said.
It’s been nearly a year since the last measurable snow in the tri-state area. Fortunately for this winter snowfall, the bulk of it moved through overnight. Here’s how much fell through parts of New Jersey:
New Jersey snow totals
- Montvale – 5 inches
- Fair Lawn – 4.8 inches
- Bergenfield – 3.8 inches
- Cedar Grove – 4.1 inches
- West Orange – 4 inches
- Newark Airport – 1.7 inches
- Harrison – 2.5 inches
- Bloomingdale – 6 inches
- Little Falls – 4.8 inches
- Hawthorne – 4.6 Inches
- Pompton Lakes – 4.4 inches
- Cranford – 1 inch
- Westfield – 1 inch