New Jersey prepares for first major snowstorm in more than 2 years

New Jersey is preparing for its first major snowstorm in more than two years.
Parts of New Jersey could see upwards of 18 inches of snow Wednesday afternoon going into Thursday.
Areas in the northern part of the state saw a little bit of snow on Monday as a precursor to the storm. Towns in Sussex and Warren counties woke up to a light dusting of snow.
But the major storm will be coming Wednesday, and towns across the Garden State were preparing for the worst by salting the roadways and making sure their department of public works crews were on standby.
The northern half of the state is expected to see the most accumulation of snow on Wednesday, with anywhere from 1 foot to 18 inches of snow. The snow will lessen the further south it gets in the state. But News 12 New Jersey meteorologists say that every town in the state will see some snow.
The snow will start around 2 p.m. or 3 p.m. Wednesday. But the height of the storm will be between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. Thursday.
Wednesday’s storm will also include strong wind gusts of up to 60 mph. Forecasters say that these strong winds and heavy snow may cause power outages around the state.
The storm begins to pull away from the area around lunchtime Thursday and forecasters say this is when the cleanup will begin.
The last major snowstorm in New Jersey with more than a foot of snow was in January 2018.