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NJ government, many schools closed due to snow


TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey roads are slow-going as schools and government offices are closed during a winter storm that has brought many areas more than a half-foot of snow along with frigid temperatures.

By 6 a.m. Friday, snow totaled 10 inches in Lakewood and more than eight in Bordentown, Woodbine and other areas. Those totals were at the high end of what forecasters expected, and in some cases higher.

And it was still falling. National Weather Service meteorologist Valerie Meola said many areas would get another inch or so Friday, but that it could be hard to measure because the snow already on the ground is blowing.

Temperatures were below 20 degrees with wind-chills below zero in some places.

Most schools and government offices were closed.