NJOEM: Stay off the roads if you can; icing reported in portions of Jersey Shore

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    The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management recommends staying at home if you can this morning.

    “If it is not necessary to drive please stay off the roads,” the office tweeted shortly after 6:30 a.m. There are currently no travel restrictions.

    The transition from rain to snow continues in Monmouth and Ocean counties, with a period of sleet and icing occurring shortly after 7 a.m. Mainly rain and some mixing was ongoing at 7 a.m. in Atlantic and Cape May counties, where the least snow accumulations are expected.

    The National Weather Service continues to forecast an inch or less of snow in Atlantic City to the south, gradually increasing to near nine inches in northern Monmouth County. 

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    The transition to snow will happen quickly, forecasters say. 

    Contributors on our partner site, Jersey Shore Hurricane News, are reporting icing in Jackson, Belmar, Monmouth Beach, Keansburg, Middletown, Millstone, Long Branch, Bradley Beach, Tinton Falls, and Point Pleasant. 

    A car flipped on the I-195 ramp from Cedar Swamp Road in Jackson around 6:30 a.m. No injuries were reported.

    A few spin-outs were reported on the Garden State Parkway near the border of Monmouth and Ocean counties at 7:30 a.m. 

    Speed restrictions are in place on the Garden State Parkway and New Jersey Turnpike.

    State offices are closed today for non-essential employees. All state courthouses are closed. 

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