State prepares for snowy Saturday morning as winter storm approaches

The storm is not expected to bring as much snow as the storm the state saw on Tuesday.

Matt Trapani and Naomi Yané

Feb 16, 2024, 10:46 PM

Updated 58 days ago


A winter storm is expected to bring more snow to New Jersey early Saturday morning.
While the storm is not expected to bring as much snow as was seen on Tuesday, state officials are keeping a close eye on the forecast.
Gov. Phil Murphy told News 12 New Jersey that there are currently no plans to declare a state of emergency or issue a commercial truck ban. But he says his team is ready for anything.
"Our state's emergency operations center will be activated to what they call ‘Level 3,’ which is advanced monitoring beginning at 8 p.m. [Friday.] Obviously, we keep all options open pending how the storm actually moves,” the governor told News 12.
He suggests that residents stay inside Friday night and Saturday morning. Those who must go out should use caution on the roadways.
Southern New Jersey is expected to see the bulk of the snow Saturday morning, with as much as 5 inches expected in some areas.
The Toms River Department of Public Works is loading up its salt trucks ahead of the storm
The department’s manager says that with the amount of territory they have to cover, it is best to start preparing early.
Manager Tim Russell says about 20 salt trucks are ready to hit the streets throughout the night. He says the town is counting on its residents to let the crews get a head start.
“It’s not a school day, obviously. Tomorrow, we do have a weekend. If the people could just say off the road in the morning, it’s supposed to be a quick-moving storm,” Russel says. “It’s supposed to be out of here by 7 a.m., so we’ll be working throughout the night, but we'd probably hit all our streets we'd need till at least noontime.”
Russell is urging residents there to stay indoors and off the roads so they can make sure the roads are clear and safe.

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