February 1, 2021
TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–A Winter Storm Warning from the National Weather Service continues as Winter Storm Orlena moves though the area.
The National Weather Service Philadelphia-Mount Holly reports that heavy snow will continue with an additional snow accumulations of 4 to 7 inches. Winds will gusting as high as 40 mph. Travel could be very difficult there will be areas of blowing snow that could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. The heaviest snow will end by late this evening. Periods of light snow accumulating snow will linger through Tuesday. The Winder Storm Warning will expire on 4:00 PM on Tuesday February 2, 2021.
There have been multiple accidents in the area South Brunswick Police Department reported at 12:00 pm that they have responded to 34 crashes/assists and that the roads remain hazardous. The remind people to stay off the roads as they are very slippery. NJ State Police has responded to 583 motor vehicle crashes and 839 aid to motorists. All agencies are urging residents to remain off the roadways and let snowplows do their jobs.
At 1:58 pm the Robbinsville Township Fire Department responded to the New Jersey Turnpike north bound in the inner lanes for a tractor-trailer accident blocking a lane.
The Robbinsville Township Fire Department also reminds those with fire hydrants near their homes to make sure they are clear. Clear a space 3 feet around the hydrant and a path to the roadway. This will help firefighters locate the hydrant and not have to spend time shoveling it out when needed in an emergency.
National Weather Service Snow totals as of 4:35 PM EST Mon Feb 1 2021 Burlington County Florence 6.3 in 0300 PM 02/01 Trained Spotter Columbus 5.1 in 0330 PM 02/01 Trained Spotter Cooperstown 4.1 in 1100 AM 02/01 NWS Employee 1 ENE Westampton Twp 3.9 in 0100 PM 02/01 Official NWS Obs Moorestown 3.8 in 0215 PM 02/01 Trained Spotter Mount Laurel 3.7 in 0115 PM 02/01 Trained Spotter Southampton Twp 3.0 in 1154 AM 02/01 Public Middlesex County New Brunswick 18.0 in 0426 PM 02/01 Trained Spotter South Plainfield 17.0 in 1230 PM 02/01 Public Port Reading 16.5 in 0320 PM 02/01 Public Edison 14.0 in 0200 PM 02/01 Public Perth Amboy 13.0 in 0120 PM 02/01 Public South River 13.0 in 0345 PM 02/01 Public Carteret 12.5 in 0125 PM 02/01 Trained Spotter Colonia 11.2 in 1205 PM 02/01 Broadcast Media East Brunswick 11.0 in 0200 PM 02/01 Trained Spotter Highland Park 11.0 in 0200 PM 02/01 Trained Spotter Old Bridge 11.0 in 0120 PM 02/01 Public 2 WSW Rossmoor 8.5 in 0100 PM 02/01 Trained Spotter Monmouth County Holmdel 13.5 in 0230 PM 02/01 Trained Spotter Belford 12.0 in 1136 AM 02/01 Public Keyport 12.0 in 0250 PM 02/01 Trained Spotter Colts Neck 11.5 in 0400 PM 02/01 Trained Spotter Freehold 11.5 in 0130 PM 02/01 Trained Spotter 1 ENE Cliffwood 11.0 in 0200 PM 02/01 Trained Spotter Manalapan Twp 9.8 in 0240 PM 02/01 Trained Spotter Marlboro 9.5 in 1240 PM 02/01 Trained Spotter Eatontown 8.7 in 0245 PM 02/01 Trained Spotter Freehold Twp 7.5 in 0200 PM 02/01 Public Howell 7.2 in 0130 PM 02/01 Trained Spotter 1 WNW Deal 6.5 in 0200 PM 02/01 Trained Spotter Ocean County Jackson 7.3 in 0430 PM 02/01 Trained Spotter Brick 5.3 in 0426 PM 02/01 Trained Spotter Bayville 0.5 in 0431 PM 02/01 Trained Spotter Toms River 0.4 in 0430 PM 02/01 Trained Spotter Mercer County has not reported yet.
...SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM CONTINUES ACROSS THE REGION... NJZ009-010-012-013-015-PAZ103>106-021015- /O.EXT.KPHI.WS.W.0001.000000T0000Z-210202T2100Z/ Hunterdon-Somerset-Middlesex-Western Monmouth-Mercer- Western Montgomery-Eastern Montgomery-Upper Bucks-Lower Bucks- Including the cities of Flemington, Somerville, New Brunswick, Freehold, Trenton, Collegeville, Pottstown, Norristown, Lansdale, Chalfont, Perkasie, Morrisville, and Doylestown 401 PM EST Mon Feb 1 2021 ...WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST TUESDAY... * WHAT...Heavy snow. Additional snow accumulations of 4 to 7 inches. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph. * WHERE...Portions of central, northern and northwest New Jersey and southeast Pennsylvania. * WHEN...Until 4 PM EST Tuesday. * IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...The heaviest snow will end by late this evening. Periods of light snow accumulating snow will linger through Tuesday. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.