TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — New Jersey neighborhoods are humming with the sound of snow blowers and the scrape of snow shovels one day after a major storm left powdery snow across the state.
Most of the snow fell in Monmouth, Mercer and Middlesex counties.
Manalapan is reporting nearly 16 inches, East Windsor saw 12 inches and Piscataway received 10 inches.
There was so much snow in Manalapan, even snow blowers struggled to do their jobs.
“The snow blower really has a problem doing 16 inches, so I really have to go slow,” homeowner Steve Rettig told CBS 2’s Sonia Moghe.
Another resident decided to come out and measure the snow for himself.
“It got alarming,” Steve Boguchwal said. “Every time I turned on the news, they kept adding inches to Manalapan.”
Other areas also got hit hard, like Hasbrouck Heights, where more than a foot of snow fell.
“The snow we can move, but the cold just gets through your fingers,” said resident Mary Ann Serra. “It’s bad.”
Tuesday’s storm has been followed by bitter cold temperatures and below freezing wind chills so the snow won’t melt quickly.
Motorists are advised to slow down and pedestrians are urged to use caution because roads and sidewalks are icy.
“Slippery, very slippery,” driver Yolanda Denson told CBS 2’s Kathryn Brown.