TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A massive storm unleashed its fury on New Jersey on Friday, dumping large amounts of snow and causing power outages across the Garden State.
The northeastern part of the state was expected to get a foot or more of snow as the storm intensified overnight.
Up to 10 inches was forecast for central and northern areas of the state and 2 to 5 inches for south Jersey.
“This is a complex storm,” Gov. Chris Christie said Friday. “Just generally be smart and be careful and if you can be off the roads, that would be more helpful.”
Christie said the speed limit on Interstate-95 north of Newark had been reduced to 45 mph. He said the state Department of Transportation had 3,000 trucks ready to deploy.
Friday night, PSE&G said 2,800 customers were without power.
Jersey Central Power & Light reported about three dozen customers without power Friday night.
“We have all of our employees prepared to engage around the clock efforts should there be power outages,” JCP&L spokesman Ron Morano told 1010 WINS.
The storm forced the cancellation of hundreds of flights into and out of Newark Liberty International Airport and the suspension of train and bus service in northern New Jersey.