Somerset Hills Area Remains Under Blizzard Watch

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The National Weather Service projects snow accumulations of over 30 inches in some areas of the Somerset Hills as the result of the January 22 blizzard. Credits: National Weather Service
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SOMERSET HILLS, NJ - The Somerset Hills area remains under a blizzard warning as of noon Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.  The blizzard warning is in effect through 6:00 am Sunday.

The National Weather Service now expects 24 to 30 inches of snow to accumulate in the Somerset Hills, with accumulations to exceed 30 inches in some areas.  Strong winter winds continue to whistle through the area.  There are as yet no reports of wind damages or power outages in the Somerset Hills.

As part of the blizzard warning, the National Weather Services cautions residents:

"A BLIZZARD WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS AND POOR VISIBILITIES ARE LIKELY. THIS WILL LEAD TO WHITEOUT CONDITIONS...MAKING TRAVEL EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. AVOID TRAVEL IF AT ALL POSSIBLE. IF YOU ABSOLUTELY MUST TRAVEL...HAVE A WINTER SURVIVAL KIT WITH YOU. IF YOU GET STRANDED...STAY WITH YOUR VEHICLE."

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