Snowstorm over South Jersey to leave behind 3-6"

Steve Miller

Owner Emeritus
Staff member
Jun 14, 2004
Moore, OK
Although not forecasted to be a major event, Saturday's snowfall that got going around noon would leave behind between 3 and 6 inches of accumulation before tapering off into rain after midnight.
Snow fell quickly and heavily around the region, making travel treacherous due to poor visibility and snow-covered roadways.

Traffic along roadways was reduced to a crawl and numerous fender benders were spotted along Route 55 while plows got to work along county and municipal roadways.

In Pennsville, police responded around 3 p.m. to a two-vehicle crash that occurred along Route 49 near Goose Lane. At least one person was seen being placed in an ambulance.

Police detoured traffic around the accident scene. Further details on the crash or injuries were not immediately available.

Other accidents were reported in Pittsgrove Township and Mannington throughout the afternoon.

According to the National Weather Service (NWS), temperatures in Gloucester County were hovering about 20 degrees but felt like -4. Total daytime accumulations were likely to total around 1-3 inches, but forecasts updated Saturday bumped up accumulation totals to between 3 and 6 inches along the I-95 corridor.

By 5:30 p.m. in Salem City, snow accumulations had already reached 4 inches and the snow continued to fall heavily in the city.

A winter weather advisory for portions of central and southern New Jersey was to be in effect until 10 p.m.

A chance of rain remained possible from Saturday night into Sunday morning for Gloucester, Cumberland and Salem counties, according to the NWS. The rest of the week in South Jersey should be dry, with highs progressing from the low 20s on Monday to mid-30s come Wednesday.