Total snowfall projections raised for New Jersey

The updated forecasts for New Jersey now suggests many areas could get 8-12 inches of snow by the time storm moves out Friday afternoon. Earlier forecasts maxed out at 8 inches for most areas in New Jersey.

Cherry Hill was originally supposed to get 6-8 inches but forecasters are now expecting 6-10 inches of snow.

Areas in deep South Jersey like Cape May and many shore towns, which were supposed to get between 2-6 inches could now see get 3-8 inches.

For instance the latest forecast for Long Beach Island released Friday at 3:30 a.m. calls for 4-8 inches, instead of the 2-4 inches expected earlier.

Gov. Chris Christie declared a state of emergency ahead of the storm. Under his powers the state can restrict travel on any road that is needed for emergency vehicles.

The storm now underway is considered very dangerous due to blizzard conditions in some areas, lessening visibility and plunging the wind chill to below zero.

The governor authorized the closing of state offices Friday for all non-essential workers. State courthouses were closed Friday, as were Trenton city offices for non-essential workers. New Jersey Transit announced it would cross-honor all tickets Thursday and Friday.

 

Latest snow total predictions for South and Central New Jersey counties

Atlantic County, including Hammonton 6-10 inches

 

Coastal Atlantic County, including Atlantic City 4-8 inches

 

Northwestern Burlington County, including Moorestown 6-10 inches

Southeastern Burlington County, including Wharton State Forest 8-12 inches

 

Camden County 6-10 inches

 

Cape May County, including Cape May Court House 4-8 inches

Eastern Cape May County, including Ocean City 3-5 inches

 

Cumberland County 6-10 inches

 

Gloucester County 6-10 inches

 

Hunterdon County, including Flemington 6-10 inches

 

Mercer County, including Princeton 6-10 inches

 

Western Monmouth County, including Freehold 8-12 inches

Eastern Monmouth County, including Sandy Hook 6-10 inches

 

Ocean County, including Jackson 6-10 inches

Coastal Ocean County, including LBI 4-8 inches

 

Salem County 6-10 inches

 

Somerset County, including Somerville 6-10 inches

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