- Associated Press - Friday, February 5, 2016

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Snow is tapering off in New Jersey after slowing the morning rush and keeping state troopers busy.

National Weather Service observers are reporting 4.4 inches fell in Brick Township. There were nearly 4 inches in Rockaway Township, 3.2 inches in Helmetta, 3 inches in Upper Township and nearly 2 inches at Highland Lake.

The New Jersey State Police responded to 13 accidents on the Garden State Parkway and 11 on the New Jersey Turnpike by 9:30 a.m. Troopers also handled 45 accidents around the state, with the most in south Jersey.

Utilities are reporting 12,579 homes and businesses around the state have lost electricity. Jersey Central Power and Light has the most, 8,956.

Forecasters say temperatures will continue to warm into the mid and upper 30s.


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