TRANSPORTATION

Winter Storm Dumps Snow on NJ, Causes Travel Headaches


The latest blast of winter has already dumped a foot of snow in some portions of New Jersey and more is expected before Friday.

The snow covered many roadways, causing NJ Transit to suspend bus service in Essex and Morris counties. Essex County bus service resumed at 4 p.m. and Jersey City service at 5 p.m. The transportation agency had system-wide train delays. Midtown Direct trains were diverted to and from Hoboken. NJ Transit is cross-honoring tickets system-wide.

Buses have gotten stuck in snow, including one NJ Transit bus on Route 80. State Police have reported more than 150 accidents and more than 350 calls for assistance.

Newark Airport has reported many cancellations because of the weather.

Most schools statewide are closed for the day. Though the Pascack Valley Regional High School District is holding classes virtually for its students on school-issued laptops.

Gov. Chris Christie declared a state of emergency ahead of the storm, keeping non-essential government employees home.

Get the latest forecast from Meteorologist John Cifelli.

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