Hillsborough: Calendar Says It’s Spring; Mother Nature Says Otherwise

Route 206 looking south at the intersection of Duke Parkway East in Hillsborough. Credits: Rod Hirsch
The boughs of a Blue Spruce tree frame the snow blanketing a field off Route 206 in Hillsborough Credits: Rod Hirsch

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - As predicted, the fourth Nor’Easter to wallop New Jersey in the past three weeks had already dumped several inches of snow by mid-afternoon Wednesday – the second day of spring - with the storm expected to continue through midnight.

Route 206 and other area roadways remained clear for the most part throughout central New Jersey as road crews continued to spread salt on the pavement. Traffic was at a minimum, as New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy had declared a State of Emergency at 7 p.m. Tuesday, with many people staying at home and off the roads as a result.

The heavy, wet snow is weighing down utility wires and tree branches.

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Schools, colleges, Somerset County and state offices remained closed.

The snow is expected to impact the evening commute, with delays expected on train and bus routes.

Airlines canceled more than 3,000 flights at Newark Liberty Airport and other metropolitan area and east coast airports.

Delayed openings at schools and government offices  are expected Thursday.

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