Snow's coming. Do you know where your shovel is?
New Jersey is about to see its first significant snowfall since January 2018.
With over a foot of snow expected in parts of New Jersey, many New Jerseyans found themselves having to go out to buy new snow shovels, snow brushes and rock salt.
Jim Dimsey was at Total Hardware and Garden in Sayreville Monday morning because he had to replace his old snow shovel.
“I found it this morning, it was on the side of the house. It had dents in it, and it was broken…it wasn’t going to get me through a 12-inch snowfall,” Dimsey said.
News 12 came across Ellen Henrich and her daughter Courtney Henrich, who was buying a snow shovel for the first time.
“I just bought a home, so I don’t have a shovel,” Courtney said.
“And I’m here for the other daughter who just bought a house. And she doesn’t have a shovel,” Ellen said.
Dan Neelan was out buying a load of rock salt. He showed News 12’s Brian Donohue his nifty snow brush that was similar to a squeegee.
“My wife was jealous. I bought it a couple of years ago. I went back to the same place to get her one, and they didn’t have this one,” he said. “I was going to give it to her, but then it didn’t snow.”
Parts of New Jersey could see up to 18 inches of snow on Wednesday. News 12 meteorologists say that the storm will produce heavy snow and strong winds. Road conditions are expected to be dangerous and power outages are possible.