Winter Storm Sweeps South Jersey


By Amanda Horn

On January 2nd, Governor Murphy declared a state of emergency for five counties ahead of the snowstorm that could reach 12-18 inches of snow. Atlantic, Burlington, Cape May, Cumberland and Ocean county are all expected to get dangerous weather conditions.

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Speed restrictions were put in place on the Garden State Parkway, but there were still many vehicular accidents. The State Police Superintendent, Patrick J. Callahan says, “As of late afternoon, there were 160 vehicle accidents statewide and 245 incidents of motorists requiring aide, mainly from spinouts.”

While South Jersey got around a foot of snow, not a single snowflake touched North Jersey. The temperatures were brisk and ready for the snow, but none came. Although, Friday there is a chance of snow here in Wayne.

Sophomore, Hannah Nussbaum, says “I’m really wishing for a snow day soon, just because I love watching the snowfall and getting to relax for a day.” Wayne is set to receive up to 4 inches late January 6th into the next morning. This could call for a snow day.

Going down south into Virginia, Senator Tim Kaine spent a staggering 27 hours trapped in his car on I-95. Alone and freezing on his commute to D.C for work at the Capitol. The snow storm trapped hundred of people in their car, stuck in the snow, hungry and running out of gas. This storm affected so many different people from many different states.