Last night’s storm brought icy road conditions, power outages and at least a few inches of snow to North Jersey, which residents will still have to contend with on this bank holiday Monday.
By 8:30 a.m., Passaic County had about 1,800 customers without power. That number was slightly lower at 1,128 customers in Bergen County, most of them in Elmwood Park. There were less than 200 customers affected in each of Morris, Essex and Sussex counties.
Elmwood Park Police Chief Michael Foligno said the heavy outages in his town were due to a blown transformer, but it was already being restored.
A winter weather advisory remains in effect for the area until 10 a.m. and anyone leaving should expect icy road conditions. Although the air temperature is in the 30s, the ground temperature is slow to rise above freezing and gusty winds could knock down tree branches, the advisory said.
While most of the storm has moved on, National Weather Service meteorologist Tiffany Fortier said there will still be scattered showers with a few snowflakes mixed in as cold air moves through the area. .
“Last night most people saw snow,” she said. “The greatest total was about 4½ inches at Franklin Lakes, but that drops to about an inch as you move further south toward East Rutherford.”
While northern Bergen County towns like Franklin Lakes and Mahwah saw more than 4 inches of accumulation last night, most of it was before dawn and had started washing up when the storm turned into rain and temperatures have risen.
Katie Sobko is a local reporter for NorthJersey.com. For unlimited access to the most important news from your local community, please subscribe or activate your digital account today.
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