TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Snow spawned by a monster winter storm was falling across New Jersey on Sunday afternoon, but no major problems were being reported.

The developing system, which was intensifying as it moved up the Atlantic coast, was expected to drop anywhere from 12 to 18 inches of snow on the Garden State, with coastal areas seeing the highest amounts.

The heaviest snows were expected late Sunday afternoon and evening.

Blizzard warnings were issued for most of the state, while winter storm warnings were in place for most of western Jersey.

Hundreds of flights had been canceled at New York City-area airports, including Newark Liberty, and more problems were expected as the day progressed. Meanwhile, residents were being urged to stay indoors and avoid travel if possible.

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