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Eight Inches of Snow Dumped on Region Overnight As Toms River Cleans Up

Route 70 bridge in Brick, 3 a.m.
Route 70 bridge in Brick, 3 a.m.
Secondary roads remain treacherous into Friday with more than four inches of snowfall reported overnight in the Toms River area.

The National Weather Service Mount Holly's tally for snowfall levels puts Brick at 8 inches of snow at 5 a.m. In comparison, Manahawkin had 5 inches of accumulation at 1 a.m. and Eatontown had 7 inches at 2:25 a.m.

Along the waterfront, high tide is expected at 8:25 a.m. with the NWS warning tide levels may be 7.5 feet above normal in places such as Seaside Heights. Water was reportedly up to the dunes in Lavallette as the storm picked up speed Thursday night.

Widespread closures of school districts for Friday, along with road restrictions on the Garden State Parkway, have local police encouraging residents to stay home.

Vehicles and property sitting curbside should be moved to allow snow plows to pass. Salting began at midnight Thursday in Brick and plows were launched Thursday evening.

County plows first targeted the "500 series" roads, such as routes 539, 571 and 528, will be the first Ocean County roads to be plowed, followed by "secondary roads," such as Herbertsville Road in Brick and Arnold Avenue in Point Pleasant Beach, according to county officials.

For view of current road conditions, click here.
ray January 03, 2014 at 09:38 AM
4 is only 50% of 8. Wait! But 8 is 100$ larger than 4! How is that possible? Must be global warming.
Jeff 6th Ave Ortley January 03, 2014 at 09:43 AM
Hey all - a serious question: how much snow fell in Ortley? All powder or ice/slush? Any flooding? I'm asking because my home re-construction project will be affected and won't be able to get to Ortley until Monday to assess.
Deep Throat January 03, 2014 at 09:46 AM
Mortimer, it became 8 inches after viagra
. January 03, 2014 at 10:09 AM
What is in my yard looks like more than 8 inches to me.
Halpha2 January 03, 2014 at 10:16 AM
I'll give ya eight inches. Ortley hopefully washed away with the high tides.

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