Monday, March 25, 2013
Check the interactive traffic map before heading out today
Toms River and surrounding areas are off to a snowy start to the new week, so before you head out today check our interactive traffic map. Provided by Mapquest, the map shows that green portions mean traffic is flowing freely, while yellow and red indicate traffic delays. The map shows where traffic slows on major commuter roads such as Route 9/166, the Garden State Parkway and Route 37, among others. TELL US: Have you run into any significant traffic while traveling around Toms River, Ocean County or the state? Zoom in or out if there's a route where you need a close-up.
Friday, February 8, 2013
Tonight's commute will be "treacherous," says state Police and Emergency Management
The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management, in coordination with the National Weather Service, is monitoring a major coastal storm expected to impact the state today and tomorrow. State emergency management officials anticipate coastal flooding, high wind conditions, snow, sleet, and even blizzard conditions in the northeast corner of the state, according to a prepared statement from state Emergency Management. The State Emergency Operations Center in West Trenton will be activated at 7 a.m. today, and will remain open as long as necessary to meet anticipated challenging conditions. "This is a dangerous storm; and we ask motorists to be careful while driving. There is also the potential for downed trees and wires because of wind …
Monday, January 28, 2013
National Weather Service states snow will continue into the afternoon before becoming rain
Here's a look at current road and traffic incidents reported for the Toms River area as a steady light snow falls Monday morning. In this real-time traffic map from Mapquest, green portions mean traffic is flowing freely, while yellow and red indicate traffic delays. The National Weather Service warns that road conditions may be slick before temperatures rise and the snow transitions to rain by Monday afternoon. Click on the map picture, move the map and search the area for possible delays.
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Law imposing fines for snow-covered vehicle roofs is in effect
With some snow accumulation expected this weekend, remember that once your driveway is cleared, your snow removal work may not be over. Under a state law that went into effect in October 2010, New Jersey drivers face fines for failing to clean snow and ice off of their vehicles. In the past, drivers would only be fined if snow and ice fell off their vehicle and caused damage or injury. Now motorists will be expected to clean snow and ice off before hitting the road or face a fine of $25 to $75. The fines for damage or injury range from $200 to $1,000, or $500 to $1,500 for commercial drivers, according to New Jersey statute.
Friday, December 28, 2012
About an inch is forecast, NWS says
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- Daniel Nee
Friday, December 28, 2012
The National Weather Service is predicting about an inch of snow will accumulate in the Shore area Saturday. An area of low pressure to the south of the region will bring a period of rain and snow, and accumulations will range from a half-inch to an inch of snow depending on the storm's exact track, the National Weather Service office in Mount Holly said. Saturday's high temperature is expected to be 38 degrees. A flood warning also remains in effect for rivers and small streams in Ocean County, related to Wednesday's rain storm. That warning is set to expire Saturday morning at 11:30 a.m. The sun will return on Sunday, predicted to be a breezy day with a forecast high of 37 degrees
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Additional power outages, dangerous roads
A wintry mix that began at 1 p.m. soon turned to inches of snow in Toms River, plunging thousands more residents into power outages and leaving the township with dangerous road conditions and downed wires. A reported 12 inches of snow had fallen on Manchester, as totals continued to climb and conditions remained poor. Yesterday, 9,000 Toms River customers still had no power from Hurricane Sandy, according to Jersey Central Power & Light. At 5 a.m. Thursday, Nor'easter Athena made that number jump to 16,643. As temperatures plunged to 32 degrees overnight, a high of 49 degrees is forecast for Toms River Thursday before dropping to near-freezing temperatures overnight. Restoration effects were severely hampered by the nor'easter, which also …
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Golf courses, parks are big gathering places during 'winter that wasn't'
Despite a lack of accumulating snow in Toms River, the thought last Halloween – as North Jersey dealt with a mid-fall whallop of the white stuff – was that this winter would pick up where the last left off, breaking records and racking up million-dollar plowing efforts. It wasn't to be. As spring begins today, Toms River residents are joining fellow Shore denizens from Sandy Hook to Cape May to celebrate what the state climatologist's office has declared on its website to be the "winter that wasn't." Rarely did a week go by without a day in the 60s all winter long, climate data shows, and this past February proved to be fifth mildest on record since 1895, when records started being kept by the state. The largest accumulation came on Jan. …
Monday, February 13, 2012
Our weekly forecast for week of Feb. 13
There were some flakes overnight and plenty others last week to slide around on, but how about the week ahead? Will our Valentine's get a snowy coating or are we in the clear for some President's Day's day off? We asked Toms River meteorologist Scott Derek, the National Weather Service, and our stunningly accurate Magic Eight Ball. Derek says only a slim chance. "For snow in Toms River this week it looks like a nay rather than yay ... but I don't think anyone is complaining!" NWS says rain, not snow on Tuesday and Thursday. Even a 50 degree, sunny Friday. Magic Eight Ball, what say you? "Maybe," is its prediction. Here's the complete forecast from Derek: "High pressure is still in control of our weather, but at least temperatures are …
Saturday, February 11, 2012
National Weather Service predicting various amounts depending on location
It looks like Monmouth and Ocean Counties should see a storm starting Friday night, and lasting all day Saturday, that could deliver as little as a dusting and as much as two inches of snow - depending on your location. The National Weather Service is predicting the storm could deliver close to half an inch of snow before the sun comes up tomorrow across much of the area. The snow should continue until around 1 p.m. when warmer temperatures should result in a shift to rain. Snow accumulations for Saturday could be as high as two inches depending on the location. Farther south, the storm is expected to make much less of an impact. The National Weather Service is calling for little or no accumulation tonight in Barnegat. The storm should …
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Pretty white coating on Toms River
The type of snow Bob Ross would teach you how to paint on every evergreen came gently down starting around 3:30 p.m. in Toms River. The light snow continued to fall through 11 p.m. but it was truly just a dusting, with accumulation of about an inch through Toms River. In our snapshot of the day, here's two pictures from around Toms River: The Silverton Fire Company engine at the firehouse as snow fell around 5 p.m., and the 11 p.m. view of the preserved lands on Oak Avenue near the Ocean County Mall.