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FLEMINGTON, NJ – If you’re thinking of going anywhere on Tuesday, you should probably fuhggetaboutit.
The county reports that the governor has declared a state of emergency. Just about everything will be closed, from local schools to ShopRite. Events across Hunterdon have been cancelled or postponed.
“This severe winter storm is expected to produce tonight through Tuesday afternoon significant snow accumulations, winds gusting up to 60 miles per hour, freezing temperatures, widespread coastal flooding and hazardous whiteout travel conditions,” Gov. Christie said in a statement. “During these threatening conditions, I urge all New Jerseyans to remain off the roads so our first responders and public safety officers can safely and efficiently handle emergency situations.”
Christie said that New Jersey roads are expected to be impassable due to significant amounts of heavy, blowing, and drifting snow, low visibility and whiteout conditions, with the highest impact expected from late Monday night through Tuesday afternoon.
While the snow forecast has been lowered for the areas east of Route 95, the National Weather Service has increased its forecast for snowfall totals in our area. Five to nine inches is expected to fall overnight, with snow heavy at times as temperatures fall into the mid-20s. The snow could start around 11 p.m.
On Tuesday, the Weather Service is forecasting another 12 to 18 inches of snow, with blustery winds and blowing snow. Blizzard conditions are possible, with snow falling at a rate of three to four inches per hour during the peak of the storm.
Snowfall may continue into Tuesday evening. Tuesday’s high temps will be around 30 before falling to around 19 overnight.