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Early Spring Storm Brings Some Snow, Rain To Tri-State

Snow falls in Lawrenceville, N.J. on March 25, 2013 (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

Snow falls in Lawrenceville, N.J. on March 25, 2013 (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Spring certainly has come in like a lion.

A wintry mix periodically fell across parts of the Tri-State Area Monday.

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A winter weather advisory was canceled for northeastern New Jersey, New York City and Long Island, but remained in effect until midnight for coastal Ocean, eastern Monmouth, northwestern Burlington, Ocean and western Monmouth.

CBS 2’s Lonnie Quinn said some portions of Monmouth County received a little more than 2 inches of snow.

Quinn said that for the rest of Monday night, it will be cloudy with light snow or rain, with most areas dealing with a dusting to an inch of accumulation.

Quinn said some isolated areas south of New York City could see an additional 1 to 3 inches of snow.

As of 9 p.m. Monday, conditions on the northbound Garden State Parkway were challenging even in the rain, CBS 2’s Derricke Dennis reported. Cars were moving close to the speed limit, but visibility was poor, especially when cars came by and sprayed the roadway.

Earlier, a temporary squall of snow severely reduced visibility on the parkway.

One teenage boy who was driving to his mother’s to pick up his first car was very nervous about driving to upstate New York in the storm.

“It makes me very nervous driving my new car; my used new car that I just bought, so, I don’t know, it’s something to be careful about,” he said.

Many New Jersey residents said they are sick and tired of Mother Nature’s wrath.

“I am just wondering where the heck is spring? Where is spring? We’re ready for warm weather,” Diana Reiter told CBS 2’s Christine Sloan.

In New Jersey, crews worked through the weather to rebuild the hurricane-damaged boardwalks in Belmar and Long Branch.

“Once the weather clears, we’re going to get down there, hopefully this week,” said Long Branch DPW Director Frank Migliaccio. “Hopefully we’ll rebuild the sand and the walkways and start building out stairs by then.”

Because of the weather, NJ TRANSIT was cross-honoring all bus, rail and light rail tickets on Monday.

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