POINT PLEASANT, N.J. (AP/CBS New York) — A snowstorm that could bring 5 inches to parts of the state began Friday morning, but most parts are expected to see less.

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Some schools are planning to let out early, and slick roads and scattered traffic accidents are being reported in northern parts of the state.

WCBS 880’s Levon Putney at traffic management office in Woodbridge

But the Garden State Parkway and New Jersey Turnpike are in good shape and did not need to be plowed during the morning rush hour.

New Jersey activated its emergency operations center at 6 a.m. Friday to coordinate a response to the storm.

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The National Weather Service forecast the heaviest snow for Bergen and Passaic counties, and western parts of Union county, where 3 to 5 inches was expected.

Gov. Chris Christie, who was criticized for vacationing at Disney World during the last storm, joked that he would be out “shoveling myself … that’s the state’s plan,” — a mocking reference to Newark Mayor Cory Booker, who personally helped dig people out during the last storm.

WCBS 880’s Levon Putney reports from Trenton on prep

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