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Parts of NJ hit with worst of winter storm

Posted at 5:50 AM, Dec 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-03 08:10:01-05

NEW JERSEY — Some areas in New Jersey were the worst-hit when a winter storm rolled through the tri-state area Monday and overnight into Tuesday.

With some areas seeing up to and over 10 inches of snow and thousands without power in the state by early Tuesday, it's no surprise many schools in New Jersey are closed or delayed today.

Parts of Passaic County saw up to and over 9 inches of snow by early Tuesday, while areas of Sussex County got over 10 inches. Over in Bergen and Essex counties, many saw between 2 and 6 inches of snow.

Just before 6 a.m., Jersey Central Power & Light reported over 36,500 customers without power by Tuesday morning, over 24,000 of those in Sussex County alone. Meanwhile, PSE&G reported about 177 of their customers without power in the Garden State.

The storm also brought flight delays and cancellations to the area, with Newark Liberty International Airport already seeing about 21 delays and 27 flight cancellations for Tuesday. Just a day earlier, Newark Airport dealt with 206 flight cancellations and over 560 delays.

While many in these areas saw downed or lowered trees due to the weight of the snow, some also saw downed power lines, creating potentially dangerous situations.