First big storm of season blankets New Jersey with snow

Acting Governor Richard Codey issued a state of emergency as the first major storm of 2005 hit the Garden State with howling winds and heavy snow.

The state of emergency remains in effect until 8:00 a.m. Sunday, giving police the authority to close roads. It also makes it easier for crews to salt, sand and plow roadways.

Another round of heavy snow is expected later Sunday morning. The snow should then taper off and end by early afternoon. As much as 18 inches of snow is possible in northern areas, with ten to 14 inches expected in central jersey and slightly less in southern parts of the state.

But only three to six inches is expected in coastal areas of Cape May and Atlantic counties, where rain and sleet is mixing in with the snow.

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