New Jersey prepares for Friday morning snowfall

New Jersey residents prepared themselves Thursday for an early morning snowfall that could impact the morning commute.

Shoppers came in and out of McCaffery's Market in Princeton Thursday evening, making sure they had the last-minute groceries they thought they needed ahead of the storm.

The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory until 6 a.m. Friday. Several inches of snow are expected, with the highest accumulations in southern New Jersey, along the coast.

The head of the Ocean County Roads Department told News 12 New Jersey that his crews were set to make the roads safe for drivers.

Tom Curcio said that his crews spent most of Thursday spraying the roads with brine, a liquid-salt solution to keep roads from icing over.

"We'll come in when the snow starts," he said. "The snow doesn't stick to the asphalt as much when you put the brine down... It'll melt the snow as its hitting and it doesn't let it freeze to the road."

After the brine comes a layer of salt. Curcio said the county was well-prepared with 30,000 tons for the season. The county also had 150 plows standing by.

But shoppers back in Princeton say they aren't too worried about the storm.

"If there's snow, I'll be careful," says one shopper. "If there is no snow, I'll still be careful."

The snow is expected to clear out by late Friday morning.

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