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N.J. snow accumulation totals: Freehold wins!

snowman011111_optBY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The Weather Channel said silver dollar pancakes were falling, while Governor Christie said he was waiting for the pestilence.

A new snowstorm hit parts of New Jersey and New York just nine days after Hurricane Sandy did her damage. The storm did not cause any added flooding, but it brought wet snow and more power outages to the cities.

According to sfgate.com, residents along the coast in Toms River, Brick, Berkeley Township, Highlands and Middletown where the storm was expected to hit hardest were told to evacuate the areas.

The latest storm was said to cause 150,000 new power outages, raising New Jersey’s total without electric to about 390,000. Staten Island resident Mark Fendrick tweeted, according to CSMonitor.com, "My son had just got his power back 2 days ago now it's out again."

According to an Associated Press report on Connecticut Post, Monmouth and Ocean counties had the highest snow totals: Freehold saw 13 inches, while a foot was measured in Manchester Township. Much of the coastal areas got four inches.

Trenton got about two inches of snow. Weather Channel meteorologist Jim Cantore reported "silver dollar pancakes were coming down," according to weather.com.

Before the latest storm, New Jersey work crews pushed sand dunes back to the beaches to protect the coast, and new shelters were opened. Governor Christie said, "I am waiting for the locusts and pestilence next."

Now for the good news: Newjerseyweather.com forecasts are calling for temperatures to reach the 50s and 60s this weekend, with no new storms in sight. You can check your local forecast here.

The National Weather Service has a list of approximate snowfall totals for New Jersey.

 

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